China said that both Beijing and Moscow oppose foreign intervention or forced regime change in Syria, as Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived for a security summit.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed the Defense Ministry to erect tent cities to hold African migrants, and the ministry has begun to plan for the operation.

Israel's Shin Bet security service has been demanding access to personal email accounts of visiting tourists with Arab names, according to the testimony of three U.S. citizens who were interrogated at Ben Gurion Airport and subsequently refused entry into Israel in May.

A precious cache of gold from the second century CE was discovered in a development-led archeological excavation near Kiryat Gat. The cache contained 140 gold coins, golden jewelry, makeup vessels, a bejeweled ring, and more.

Syria expels U.S. ambassador and 16 other diplomats, most of them American or European, as persona non grata in response to a mass expulsion of Syrian envoys by Western capitals last week.

Tel Aviv will launch a major project to clean up an area where the groundwater and soil were contaminated by the Israel Military Industries; once the cleanup is complete, a school, residential buildings, and commercial properties will be built on the land.