The Israel Defense Forces fired a warning shot at Syria on Sunday, after an errant mortar shell landed in Israeli territory. This was the first time Israel has directed weaponry at its northern neighbor since the Yom Kippur War in 1973.

After more than 80 rockets fired at Israel since Saturday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the IDF will respond aggressively to any attacks carried out by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

In an op-ed published in his own daily, Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson responds to Ehud Olmert's accusation that the prime minister interfered in the U.S. election, labeling it an 'absurd conspiracy theory.'

A popular restaurant in Rishon Letzion has been accused of racism after an Arab couple claimed last week they had been denied reservations when using their real names, but were able to book after calling back and using Jewish names.

Elta, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries, has agreed to resume the production of the airborne warning and control systems for Turkish spy planes, the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported on Friday.

Israel will stop collecting tax revenues for the Palestinian Authority and not hand over any money if President Mahmoud Abbas continues to seek observer state membership of the United Nations, Israel's finance minister said on Saturday.

Most economies hit by the Arab Spring uprisings will recover slowly next year, grappling with high inflation and rising unemployment due to poor global conditions, the International Monetary Fund predicted in a report on Sunday.

Renowned American author Philip Roth, one of the leading Jewish writers of his generation, has apparently decided to quit writing. Having conceived everything from turning into a breast to a polio epidemic in his native New Jersey, Roth says his most recent novel will be his last.