The four French Jews buried Tuesday in Israel were killed last week in Paris by a Muslim extremist who was later shot dead by police. Thousands of security officials are guarding Jewish schools and other sites.
Palestine has qualified for the first time for the Asia Cup, hosted by Australia. Palestinian officials say that Israeli security restrictions have held back the national soccer team and see its participation as a symbol of global recognition.
Three former Likud colleagues of Netanyahu, now his political rivals, are leading their own parties in Israel's March elections. By splitting the right-wing vote, could they swing the next coalition to the left?