Palestinians celebrate Mohammed Assaf's 'Arab Idol' win in Gaza City.
Palestinians celebrate Mohammed Assaf's 'Arab Idol' win in Gaza City. Photo by AP
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Under suspicions of graft and embezzlement, Israel's Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger temporarily suspended himself from his duties, three days after he was questioned by the police.

Syrian rebels attacked two security compounds in Damascus, killing at least five people, opposition activists in the capital said.

Gazan winner of 'Arab Idol' competition, Mohammed Assaf, was appointed ceremonial positions by both Palestinian leadership and UN refugee agency, as celebrations continue.

Turkish police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse demonstrators who converged in Taksim square for a memorial of slain protestors.

Some 300 faculty members of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem signed a petition against the university's contentious plan to offer gender segregated studies.

Palestinians who are employed in industrial zones in West Bank Jewish settlements are entitled to the salaries and fringe benefits provided by Israeli law, Jerusalem court ruled.

In south Tel Aviv, a Sudanese man stabbed and wounded six people, three of them migrant workers, in the middle of a busy street.

The mother of the two murdered girls from the Bedouin town Al-Fura'a filed a civil suit against the police and the Public Security Ministry for failing to prevent the death of her daughters.