Construction in the West Bank.
Construction in the West Bank. Photo by Nir Kafri
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A 19-year-old Israeli soldier was stabbed to death in an apparent terrorist attack in the city of Afula. The assailant, a Palestinian teen, is in custody.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced that his peace negotiators have resigned over the lack of progress in U.S.-brokered peace talks clouded by Israeli settlement construction.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered to halt plans to build some 24,000 homes in the West Bank, including housing tenders for the contentious E-1 area outside Jerusalem.

The White House has stepped up efforts to dissuade Congress from imposing new sanctions on Iran, saying such a move could amount to a "march to war."

Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch is working on a plan to allow suspected members of organized crime rings to be put in administrative detention, which means being imprisoned without a trial.

In its final proposal to the European Union for the wording of the agreement governing Israeli scientific cooperation and participation in the joint Horizon 2020 initiative, Israel has agreed for the first time to recognize and accept the EU's policy of not allowing the transfer of EU funding to bodies in the settlements.

A day after the Israeli government found it had earned an unexpected windfall from "trapped profits," the Finance Ministry began to work on plans to make use of the enormous surplus that has developed in this year's budget.

A group of Israeli researchers has succeeded in isolating a protein that kills bacteria, in what is a first step toward developing a substitute for antibiotics.