Extremist Jewish settlers attacked a nearby IDF encampment after several mobile homes in a settlement outpost were demolished. Israeli security officials called for harsh measures.
Israeli concessions to extend already limping peace talks with the Palestinians beyond the end of this month seem very unlikely.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has backed the idea, which could make implementation of a two-state solution more feasible. But some say it's a recipe for friction.
The opening of an Israeli detention facility for African migrants has sparked alarm and led to a rare show of strength in Tel Aviv protests.
Israeli lawyer Daniel Siedemann has navigated the legal thickets around land control in Jerusalem for decades.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu fiercely opposes a deal with Iran, but the Israeli military puts a more positive spin on how a deal could bolster regional stability.
French President Hollande's warm words on a state visit to Israel echo the talking points of pro-Israel lobbyists in the US, but divisions on the Palestinian peace process remain.
Less than 25 percent of Israeli Arab women are formally employed. Economists are warning they could become a major economic burden if they aren't integrated into the workforce.
The Syrian Druze living under Israeli control in the Golan Heights are loyal to President Assad because they consider him an economic lifeline and a protector of minority rights.
A US-Israeli test of a missile defense system today involved the launch of a long-range missile and speculation that a message is being sent to Syria and Russia over a possible attack.
With the US Congress to take up President Obama's call for military action against Syria, some in Israel hope for a sustained attack while others fear the consequences.
Israeli security officials don't think Syrian President Assad will strike Israel, but they are still preparing for a possible chemical weapons attack.
Days before Israeli and Palestinian officials are expected to return to peace talks, Israel has announced settlement expansion plans in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
President Mahmoud Abbas accepted on Sunday the resignation of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. His quick exit highlights internal divisions in the Palestinian Authority that could upset foreign donors.
Israel has long bemoaned its lack of natural resources in the oil-rich Middle East. With the discovery of offshore natural gas fields, it faces big economic decisions.
So-called price tag attacks on Palestinian property by West Bank settlers and their supporters have surged this year. Israel wonders if it should call the attacks 'terrorism.'
Israeli analysts, however, say that the election of a more moderate president in Iran will force Israel to adjust its public posture on the Islamic Republic.
Salam Fayyad, who resigned as prime minister in April, was renowned internationally for winning donor trust. Rami Hamdallah, head of a West Bank university, is comparatively unknown.
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday touted economic development in the West Bank as the path to peace between Israelis and Palestinians. But many Palestinians complain they've heard this story before.
Conventional wisdom is that the Israelis and Palestinians are too far apart to even begin talks, but Secretary of State John Kerry appeared undaunted on his fourth visit in as many months.