The National Library in Jerusalem houses more than 8,000 volumes in Arabic which once belonged to Palestinians who fled the country or were forced out in 1948. Were these books collected for the purpose of preservation - or looted?
Ra'anana, a wealthy Jewish city in the center of the country, had the highest average life expectancy of any Israel city in the 2005-09 survey: 85.5 years.
During joint press conference with Netanyahu in Berlin during his two-day official visit to Germany, Merkel stresses the importance of refraining from unilateral decisions on the Israeli side as well as the Palestinian side.
Visiting in Berlin, the prime minister tells press that many Israelis are disappointed with Chancellor Merkel and that in supporting the Palestinian bid, European countries violated the Oslo Accord.
The president of the Jewish community in Austria alleges in a letter that was distributed in dozens of copies that Jewish-American billionaire Ronald Lauder offered money to community executive board members to support a candidate he was promoting in the elections that took place last month. Lauder calls allegations despicable and baseless.
At a moving ceremony this week in Berlin, Yad Vashem recognized the previously unknown heroic rescue of Jews by an active Wehrmacht soldier during the Holocaust.
Miriam Shlesinger, the Florida-born, award-winning translator who died last week, never found an answer.
Siert Bruins now being charged with 1944 killing of a Dutch resistance fighter in the northern Netherlands.
The Israel State Archives has released dozens of documents covering secret contacts with Egypt, negotiations in Romania and Moshe Dayan's secret mission in Morocco.
Jewish philanthropist Irving Schneider, who founded and was the major benefactor of the Schneider Children's Medical Center, is laid to rest in New York; daughters to continue monitoring center's activities.