Police detained 5 women on Thursday for wearing prayer shawls and tefillin at the Western Wall during a morning prayer service held by the Women of the Wall organization. In a letter obtained by Haaretz, Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky outlined his recommendation for a compromise agreement based on access, equality and unity.

Contradictory reports are coming out of Ramallah about the resignation of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. Haaretz's sources all agree however, that his days are numbered due to pressure from the Fatah movement and the Palestinian public.

France's chief rabbi handed in his resignation on Thursday, after admitting to acts of plagiarism and faking an academic degree, according to reports in the local media.

MKs Wednesday harshly criticized former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s call to cut their wages by 10 percent, but few would say so openly. Several MKs blasted Lieberman’s move as populist.

Despite having promised to inform a court of its decision by Thursday, the State Prosecution still hasn’t decided whether anyone should be indicted for negligence in the case of Ben Zygier, the alleged Mossad agent who committed suicide while in prison. The court granted prosecutors a two extension during which time the gag order of the case will continue.

Finance Minister Yair Lapid and senior treasury officials will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to present their outline of a state budget for the remainder of this year and all of next.

Researchers find that sustainable construction only costs 2 to 4 percent more than traditional methods, and can slash energy bills.

Foreign ministers slated to meet with Netanyahu are instead are being referred to Strategic and Intelligence Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz.