Tel Aviv beach
The Tel Aviv beach. Photo by Alon Ron
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry left Israel Sunday afternoon after three days of marathon talks with Israeli and Palestinioan officials, ending his mission to restart peace talks without an agreement, but confident that progress has been made and that, with "some more work" final status talks could be within reach. 

New research by a right-wing American-Israeli group suggests that Palestinians exaggerate their population in the West Bank by up to one million. If that is the case, then time and demographics are on Israel's side.

The Jewish National Fund's board voted unanimously Thursday to let the JNF craft a plan to return management of JNF land to the organization itself, rather than through joint management with the Israeli Lands Administration.

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, the chief rabbi of Safed, is being called into question in the race for Sephardi chief rabbi for preaching and acting on racism. MK Eitan Cabel (Labor) wrote a letter to Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein encouraging Eliyahu's disqualification.

Danny Danon is poised to be elected head of Likud Central Committee. Despite deep ideological differences with Netanyahu, Danon pledged to fulfill his role in a 'statesmanlike' manner.

The Education Ministry instructed teachers to discuss safe use of the Internet and social networks with students before dismissing classes for summer. Parents were also encouraged to make rules for their children and play an active role in monitoring them and talking to them about potential dangers.

Despite Netanyahu's prediction that 10 million tourists will visit Israel in the next decade, experts say otherwise. How can Israel meet its goal of tripling foreign tourist arrivals over the next decade?

A plan to establish a simple rainwater reservoir near the Superland amusement park got the Rishon Letzion municipality more than it bargained for. Over the past few years, the reservoir has become a magnet for natural flora and a variety of birds, including some rare species.