This will mark the first time Jewish-American athletes play for Israel in a world championship.
Balad party MK Basel Ghattas has been indicted on a range of charges linked to allegations he sneaked communications equipment into prison for Hamas terrorist inmates.
An alleged terror suspect has surrendered to police, but little else is known, with identifying information completely shielded by authorities under a gag order.
History came alive in Tel Aviv this week when sappers were called to the Haganah Museum to remove a live grenade that was unexpectedly discovered in a closet.
Israeli security forces and soldiers captured five Arab fugitives and carried out a special operation in Hebron.
Security sources are maintaining a partial gag order on an investigation into a deadly attack in Haifa.
Meanwhile, in Area C, Arabs enjoy uninterrupted access to sites such as al-Maghtas on the Jordan River and Nabi Musa.
'In the end of the day, the soldier shot a terrorist who came to kill and was a dangerous enemy combatant.'
To sum up: cynicism is a common trait among politicians, but cynicism while your own hands are stained with the blood of your victim… that's special.
Knesset Committee Chairman MK David Bitan (Likud) posted an online petition calling on President Reuven Rivlin to pardon Azaria.
PM Netanyahu said IDF Major Ben Ari, z'l was an elite commander, a "courageous fighter, he was the salt of the earth."
PM Netanyahu called on all Israelis to "behave responsibly" and to keep the soldiers out of any political conflict.
The President's Office clarifies that IDF Sgt. Azaria himself, or an immediate relative or legally authorized representative must apply for clemency.
The family of the terrorist stabber killed by IDF Sgt. Azaria demands Israel demolish the soldier's family home as is done to those of Arab murderers.
'Unfortunately, the process was contaminated by the involvement of outside factors, hence the decision.'
Defense Minister Urges Acceptance of Guilty Verdict, Lawmakers Call on President Rivlin to Pardon...
DM Liberman says it's important to accept the verdict handed down in the Azaria case, even as lawmakers say the soldier should be pardoned for killing an injured terrorist.
The family of the terrorist killed by convicted IDF Sgt. Elor Azaria is now vowing to turn to the ICC to ensure the soldier gets the 'maximum penalty.'
Hundreds of protesters confronted police outside the court session, some of whom cried slogans accusing the court of picking up the knife from the ground and returning it to the terrorists.
IDF Sgt. Elor Azaria has been pronounced guilty of manslaughter by Judge Maya Heller.
Another IDF officer who fell in battle during Operation Protective Edge has succumbed to his wounds after a long struggle...