Be'er Sheva bank shooting.
Be'er Sheva bank shooting. Photo by Eliyahu Hershkovitz
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Four people were killed, and one was seriously wounded on Monday after a man opened fire in a bank

Barbra Streisand, who will hold two concerts in Israel next month, will be given an honorary doctorate in philosophy from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem for her longstanding dedication to Israel and the Jewish people.

A report shows that income inequality in Israel decreased - slightly - during the global recession. While disparity is more pronounced in Israel than much of the developed world, compared to the United States it is still fairly reasonable.

Mohammed al-Dura's father has called for an international probe into whether the IDF killed his 12-year-old son in a gun battle 13 years ago. An Israeli committee recently found that the boy was shot by Palestinian shooters.

A recent trial has shown that Palestinian security prisoners received cell phones from leading Israeli service providers, despite the fact that they are forbidden from having them. There is no evidence that the providers knew who the clients were.

Religious Services Minister Naftali Bennett and deputy, Eli Ben Dahan, are pushing the "Tzohar Law", which will cancel the regional division of marriage registration areas, thereby streamlining the marriage process and prying Israel's rabbinate from the ultra-Orthodox hold.

Israeli settlers rejected a Supreme Court compromise that would allow a Palestinian family to stay in their Seikh Jarrah home, where they have lived for decades, in return for more rent.

Israel will have to consider confronting Syria or saving its energy for Iran, says Amos Harel. As Netanyahu assures that it will only intervene in the civil war if Israel's own interests are affected, evidence is increasing that Assad is liable to respond to any strike on his territory, and Iranian elections are approaching.