The scope of the attack at the Old City's Damascus Gate marks an escalation in violence in the terror wave in the capital, police say.
Barak Ravid is the diplomatic correspondent for Haaretz newspaper. He joined Haaretz in April 2007, covering the Prime Minister's Office, the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Defense, dealing with issues such as U.S.-Israeli relations, EU-Israeli relations and the peace process.
Before joining Haaretz, Barak Ravid worked for two years for Maariv daily newspaper, spending a year covering the Palestinian Authority and a year as a diplomatic correspondent.
Ravid has a BA in the history of the Middle East from the University of Tel Aviv. He served for six years as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces, and concluded his service with the rank of captain. He and his wife live in Tel Aviv.
Both officers were stationed in sensitive Jerusalem spot before completing training; closure to be imposed on town of three Palestinian assailants who tried to carry out mass attack before being shot and killed at scene.
'Reform and Conservative Jews are part and parcel of the Jewish people,' the prime minister says after U.S. rabbis accused Yariv Levin of bias.
Knesset meeting reveals that Strategic Affairs Ministry has been allotted $32.8 million in fight against Israel boycott movement, while Foreign Ministry was allotted just $10 million.
Internal Russian probe confirmed no arms were passed to the Lebanese militia, Israel's ambassador to Moscow tells Knesset panel, adding that Russian-Israeli relations 'are flourishing in unprecedented manner.'
Palestinian president reiterates support of French peace initiative; Netanyahu slams Abbas for 'paying the salary' of the Palestinian police officer behind Sunday terror attack.
Several days after Hamas leader admits group is rebuilding tunnels in preparation of future conflict, Israeli prime minister warns of 'very forceful' response to an attack.
Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, coordinator of government activities in the territories, says Palestinian president's succession has become an open discussion in Palestinian Authority.
Israeli Tourism Minister Blasts U.S. Reform Jews, Says Chelsea Clinton's Wedding Shows Extent of Assimilation
During government hearing on non-Orthodox prayer space at the Western Wall, Yariv Levin slams the U.S. largest Jewish movement, saying prayer space unnecessary since Reform Jews will be all but gone in three generations.
France's Fabius said that should its new initiative to organize an international peace summit fail, it would recognize a Palestinian state.