Finance Minister Yair Lapid.
Finance Minister Yair Lapid. Photo by Emil Salman
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif assailed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of his scheduled General Assembley speech, calling him the "most isolated man in the UN."

"In terms of quality, the messages coming from Iran are something we haven't seen in the past," a senior U.S. official told Haaretz. The Obama administration's view, he said, is that Iran is more serious than before about finding a diplomatic solution to the nuclear issue - and is not just playing for time.

The trailblazing Holocaust historian Israel Gutman passed away in Jerusalem, aged 90; Guttman survived three concentration camps, fought in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising and dedicated his life to researching the Shoa.

Palestinians in the Jordan Valley have petitioned the High Court to have their land between the border fence and Jordanian border returned to them; they are requesting an interim order to halt the cultivation of the site by settlers.

Israeli social media is ablaze over comments made by Finance Minister Yair Lapid, who criticized Israelis who leave the country because it’s "easier to live in Berlin."

Thousands participated in a march in the Galillee as Israel’s Arab sector marked the 13th anniversary of the October 2000 riots

Four employees of Tnuva's Adom Adom slaughterhouse facility were indicted for a number of instances of abusing animals and causing the animals injury.

Jerusalem mayoral candidate Moshe Leon was dealt a blow with the announcement by a key faction of the city's ultra-Orthodox community that it won’t support his run, whose main patron is Yisrael Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Lieberman.