Israel is planning to legalize four unauthorized West Bank settlement outposts, previously slated for demolition. Israeli anti-settlement organization Peace Now calls it "a slap in the face" to American efforts for restarting peace talks with the Palestinians.

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni on Wednesday moved to block Religious Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett's attempts to change the law in a way that would limit the freedom of the Women at the Western Wall.

During this week's budget talks the Defense and Finance Ministries made a proposal to toll Palestinian merchandise crossing Israeli borders. The motion was met with some opposition, saying that it violates international treaties and would hinder U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's peace efforts.

Members of an Al Qaida-linked rebel group in Syria executed 11 men accused of taking part in massacres by President Bashir Assad's forces, a newly released video shows.

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday ousted the acting commissioner of the federal tax agency, Steven Miller, over revelations that conservative and pro-Israel groups were improperly targeted for scrutiny by the IRS.

Israel Defense Forces cadets in officer training school spent the weekend in East Jerusalem courtesy of the right-ring organization Elad. The group, which works to increase Jewish presence in Jerusalem's Arab neighborhoods, is accused of mixing a political message the two day program, funded in part by the IDF.

Irena Sendler, a Polish woman credited with saving 2,500 Jewish children during the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust, has been honored by having a new walkway named after her in the former Warsaw Ghetto.

Exploratory drilling at Karish 1 has been completed and estimates say that there might be between 80 billion and 100 billion cubic meters of natural gas at the offshore gas well.