Members of Women of the Wall at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, May 10, 2013.
Women of the Wall members, May 10, 2013. Photo by AFP
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday that NIS 3 billion will be cut from defense in the 2013-2014 budget, marking a compromise in the conflict between the Finance and the Defense Ministries.

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein's guidelines for "voluntary" repatriation of Eritrean and Sudanese migrants has drawn heavy criticism from human rights groups who argue there can be no consent under the threat of an extended stay in jail.

While public opinion supports cuts to the defense budget for the first time in years, the Israeli security establishment has said cuts are inopportune considering the multiple security threats facing Israel.

Half of all Israelis support Women of the Wall according to a new poll. Surprisingly, men are more 5 percent more likely to support the women's prayer group.

The Bank of Israel moved decisively on Monday to stem the strengthening shekel, announcing a plan to buy about $2.1 billion in foreign currency this year and reducing its base lending rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 1.5%.

Israeli Defense Forces troops arrested two members of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah military wing early Monday morning in a raid on the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank.

The murder of Israeli settler Evyatar Borovsky in the West Bank two weeks ago has reignited a disagreement among settlers about the head of the Israel Defense Forces regional command responsible for the West Bank, over his perceived insensitivity to victims and weak stance against terrorism.

Drawn together by grief, Israeli trauma experts are training Boston educators in recovery, resilience and crisis planning in the wake of the Marathon bombing.