A riot policeman stands guard behind barbed wire outside of a police academy compound
A riot policeman stands guard behind barbed wire outside of a police academy compound where the trial of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was to be held in Cairo, Egypt Nov. 4, 2013. Photo by AP
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In his first public appearance since his ouster in a coup on July 3, Egypt's deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi struck a defiant tone on the first day of his trial on charges of incitement of violence and murder, chanting 'Down with military rule', and calling himself the country's only 'legitimate' president.

The Obama administration plans to present in January its own draft framework agreement on an Israeli-Palestinian permanent status, a senior Knesset Member told Haaretz.

The Jerusalem municipality has issued 11 judicial demolition orders for buildings in Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem, which would result in the eviction of hundreds.

In his final assessment before ending his term as National Security Adviser, Ya'akov Amidror warned that while the resumption of the peace process with the Palestinians is contributing significantly to Israel's international standing, its failure would bolster the anti-Israel boycott movement and deepen the country's international isolation.

At least five Israeli cabinet members who see themselves as worthy occupants of the post of foreign minister vie line up for the job as they wait to see if the former foreign minister, MK Avigdor Lieberman, is convicted of the fraud charges against him and leaves political life.

This morning's Women of the Wall monthly Rosh Chodesh service at the Kotel marked the group's 25h anniversary. The service ended peacefully for the first time in months, with no arrests or acts of violence.

Parents adopting non-Jewish children in Israel may no longer have to prove an observant lifestyle as a condition for finalizing the adoption, under a bill approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday that would amend the current Adoption Law.

The results of the 2012-13 Israeli national standardized student assessment tests show the widening of an education gap between students from wealthy and poor families, despite an overall improvement in pupil achievement over the past year. The figures show that a child's economic background has more influence on his achievement than his ethnic background.