A senior Israeli official said on Monday that intelligence services have concrete and unequivocal evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad's military has used chemical weapons against rebels.

Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halki survived a bomb attack that targeted his convoy in central Damascus, according to a television channel run by Hezbollah, which is close to Assad. According to initial reports, six people were killed in the attack.

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (Hatnuah) has informed prominent settler leaders that she intends to take stern measures to curb the incidence of “price tag” attacks, often carried out by extremist settlers against Palestinians and their property in the West Bank.

The former managing director and editor of Israel's Channel 2 News company had warned journalist Emmanuel Rosen about his allegedly inappropriate behavior toward young female employees at the company, Haaretz has learned. The police have been following reports about allegations of improper behavior and harassment on Emmanuel's part, but have not yet decided whether to launch an investigation.

The Supreme Court granted on Sunday a request by the state to postpone the evacuation of the illegal outpost Amona until July 15. In 2011 the state said Amona would be evacuated by the end of 2012.

An immigrant to the United States who plotted to blow up synagogues in New York City has been sentenced to five years in jail. 

The State Comptroller's report for 2013 is slated to feature a long chapter devoted to the issue of sexual harassment in academia. The report mentions several cases in recent years at state-funded institutions of higher education, including the large universities, in which senior male faculty members sexually harassed female students.

A Dutch chief rabbi said his community is “vexed” because a farewell event for the Dutch queen is scheduled for Yom Kippur. “Jews are again faced with a reality in which they don’t belong, and that is painful,” Holland’s chief interprovincial rabbi, Binyomin Jacobs, has said.