Supporters rally outside the Haifa District Court during the sentencing hearing.
Protests outside the Haifa District Court during the sentencing hearing in the lynching of Eden Natan-Zada. Photo by Rami Shlush
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Five Israeli Arabs were sentenced to jail for their role in the lynching of Eden Natan-Zada, the IDF soldier who went on a lethal shooting spree on a bus carrying Arab passengers in northern Israel in 2005. Hundreds demonstrated outside the Haifa District Court.

Despite the AG's warnings on its legality, the Knesset gave preliminary approval to an amendment allowing detention without trial for up to a year for African asylum-seekers.

The first bill to be proposed on Facebook reached the Knesset: Intended to regulate apartment renting, the bill is based entirely on information and proposals posted on the page of the social movement Hakikar Hamerkazit (Central Square).

Iran invited UN inspectors to visit the heavy water facility in Arak, a first concrete step under a plan to clarify concerns about Tehran's nuclear program.

U.S. Senator Robert Menedez lambasted U.S. President Barack Obama for urging congress not to push new sanctions on Iran, calling the White House's approach "fear-mongering" and "over the top."

A Quebec youth court has ordered that 14 children from the ultra-orthodox Jewish cult Lev Tahor be placed temporarily in foster care, undergo medical examinations and receive psychological support.

Israel's severe water shortage decreased by 90 percent over the past four years, but the country still remains 400 million cubic meters short of a level that would assure its reservoirs are secure.

Ant the spirit of Thanksgivukkah has become so pervasive that even Obama decided to get in on the fun in his Hanukkah message to Jews and Israelis.