Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke.
The discovery of sophisticated spyware to infiltrate and remotely take control of iPhones put a spotlight on Israel's surveillance industry.
Militants inspired by the Islamic State group's ideology are seeking to benefit from the desperation of young Palestinians to strengthen their foothold in the Gaza Strip.
Israel's parliament passed a law capping the annual salaries of bank executives at $658,000, among the world's toughest such restrictions.
Israel advised its citizens to leave Turkey citing the potential for jihadist attacks.
Israel's top court on Sunday struck down a landmark deal regulating exploitation of Mediterranean gas reserves, in a major defeat for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Israeli army is to return West Bank land it requisitioned nearly 40 years ago to its Palestinian owners.
Israeli authorities said Thursday they had opened an investigation into a video showing gun-wielding Jewish extremists at a wedding celebrating the death of a Palestinian toddler in a firebombing.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for "a global solution" to terrorism in a phone call with Francois Hollande on Wednesday to express his solidarity after the Paris attacks.
Israel criticised "appallingly impudent" remarks by Sweden's foreign minister for drawing a parallel between the Paris attacks and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
US Secretary of State John Kerry told an Israeli gathering at the United Nations that a two-state solution in the Middle East was "not an impossible dream" but would require courage.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced pessimism about the prospect of peace with the Palestinians, suggesting the current stalemate was likely to remain in place.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini urged Israel Premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to meet Quartet representatives "within days" in the hope of kick-starting stalled peace talks.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council that he was "not optimistic" following his talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders to urge them to defuse tensions.
US Secretary of State John Kerry was holding talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Berlin.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said he will engage Israeli and Palestinian leaders on the "basics" of administering Jerusalem's holy sites to try to calm tempers in the city.
US State Secretary John Kerry called for an end to the wave of deadly Israeli-Palestinian violence but said "Israel has every right in the world to protect itself".
US Secretary of State John Kerry has called the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to express concern at recent violence and ask them to work to restore calm.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that Israel would not bow to "knife terror" as three new stabbings in Jerusalem spread more fear among Israelis and Palestinian unrest showed little sign of slowing.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel was "waging a fight to the death against Palestinian terror", and ordered tough new measures after the killing of two Israelis in Jerusalem.
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