IDF soldier peers into the tunnel
IDF soldier peers into the tunnel Photo by Eliyahu Hershkovitz
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The Israel Defense Forces discovered a tunnel running across the border with the Gaza Strip which security forces believe Palestinian militants were planning to use to enter Israel and attack and abduct soldier or civilians.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu buried the controversial bill that sought to apply Israeli laws protecting pregnant women from discrimination in the workplace to Palestinian as well as Israeli settler women living in the West Bank, which could have been interpreted as annexation. Instead Netanyahu obtained a military order applying the protections only to Israeli women living in the West Bank settlements.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif turns to damage control after Iranian news agency reports that Tehran is expected to propose a new solution to the nuclear problem during upcoming talks with representatives of the six world powers (P5 + 1) in Geneva on Tuesday. Zarif asked for "No Speculations Please" in a tweet last Friday in an effort to lower expectations around the planned talks, which he knows run a higher risk of being deemed a failure if expectations are high.

Three Palestinian suspects have been arrested over the murder of a retired Israel Defense Forces colonel in the Jordan Valley, it emerged on Sunday - two of which have confessed to the killing while under investigation.

The Israeli High Court of Justice will hear a petition on Monday by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and the villagers of Khirbet Zanuta in the southern Hebron Hills, against the state's intention to destroy the community and expel its 130 residents.

Europe's largest private port operator, Eurogate, has officially announced that it intends to bid for the chance to run Israeli private ports planned for Haifa and Ashdod. The Israeli government plans to build the privately run ports to compete with the state-run facilities in the two Mediterranean coastal cities in the hope that competition will make shipping operations here cheaper and more efficient.

Residents of an East Jerusalem neighborhood that stands to be severed in half due to construction of a six-lane highway are claiming that the Jerusalem municipality falsely told the Supreme Court an agreement had been reached over the project.

Humanities still fails to win Israeli student's hearts, with the number of undergraduates entering programs in the humanities in decline. According to the Council for Higher Education, only 7.5 percent of all undergraduates are in humanities fields in 2012, down from 11.7 percent in 2001.