Israel's new coalition is a winner's alliance, but a loser's grudge. The new government isn't the one Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wanted, and the Finance Ministry isn't the one Yair Lapid dreamed of. Both are starting out with quite a bit of mutual resentment.

The head of Israel's military intelligence, Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, said on Thursday that Syrian President Bashar Assad is preparing to make use of his chemical weapons cache, although he has yet to give an order for them to be used.

The settlers will rise in power in Israel's new government, which will pour its resources into settlement expansion, but that is likely to force Israel into growing international isolation.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday he hoped peace talks with Israel would restart this year, although qualified that the chances seemed slim.

With its mediocre showing in the election and the poor health of Rabbi Ovadia, Shas is preparing for new role in the Israeli government as the underdogs.

UN peacekeepers monitoring the ceasefire line between Syria and the Golan Heights have scaled back patrols after rebels detained 21 Filipino observers for three days last week, diplomats said on Thursday.

The 'Anonymous' hacker collective is reportedly planning to launch a coordinated attack against Israeli targets on April 7th.

Residents of the Yitzhar in the West Bank stole a military tent near their settlement this week. The tent was intended as an Israel Defense Forcespost to keep Palestinians from illegally setting up structures of their own in the area, IDF officials said.