Netanyahu's cabinet votes in favor of deporting next month over 400 children of migrant workers who do not fit criteria to stay in Israel.
United States has given Lebanon approximately $400 million over the past year to purchase arms, despite Israel's objections.
UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon was desperate to earn a diplomatic achievement, in the wake of charges recently leveled against him by the former UN comptroller.
Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Gabriela Shalev, sent a letter of protest to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon over the rocket attack.
ADL press release calls mosque location insensitive to 9/11 victims' families, while other Jewish leaders urge tolerance.
Palestinian witnesses report one dead and 13 injured in heaviest strike on Hamas-linked targets since Operation Cast Lead, as Israel retaliates for rocket attack on Ashkelon.
Decision not to cooperate with the UN committee has not been announced officially, but is expected to be made this week.
Prof. Gabriela Shalev, who will be ending her term as Israel's ambassador to the UN at the end of August, talks with Haaretz about her 'challenging' two-year stint in New York.
In a 50-page document, the official responsible for fighting corruption in the organization levied unprecedented accusations at Ban Ki-moon for undermining her efforts.
The next session of the UN General Assembly, which opens in September, will "almost certainly be unpleasant for Israel," a senior UN diplomat tells Haaretz.