Poroshenko to make high-level changes in Army personnel; Russia denies military involvement in the east; China: More EU sanctions will complicate the crisis.
Hundreds of paratroopers turn out to accompany their friend, who fought for his for almost six weeks, to his final resting place on the Golan.
Secular parents in Beit Shemesh protest against dedication of classrooms for ultra-orthodox students; Ministry of Education issues closure order of haredi wing, says move is ‘illegal’.
Gaza's Islamist Hamas movement may have suffered heavy military losses during 50 days of conflict with Israel but it emerged with its political standing enhanced, analysts say. After the ceasefire last week between Israel and Palestinian militant groups in Gaza, Hamas leaders celebrated "victory" to the cheers of crowds across the enclave it rules. Hamas leaders raised the prospect of opening up Gaza to the world, winning the applause of crowds keen to see an end to Israel's crippling blockade of the territory, in place since 2006.
Cuban ex-president Fidel Castro lashed out at the United States and Europe on Monday, accusing them of war-mongering and comparing the NATO military alliance's representatives to the Nazi SS. In a tortuous column published in Cuban state media, the father of the island's communist revolution also attacked US Senator John McCain over United States policy in the Middle East, calling him "Israel's most unconditional ally."
Advances by jihadists in Syria and Iraq, and US calls for a coalition against them have made Gulf monarchies set aside disputes over Qatar's support for the Muslim Brotherhood, analysts say. Wary of spectacular gains made by Islamic State jihadists, the oil-rich monarchies fear the militants could advance towards their own borders, where the extreme ideologies could find support. "The biggest danger (in the Gulf) comes now from these (emerging) terrorist groups, and not from the Muslim Brotherhood," said Abdulaziz Sager, head of the Gulf Research Centre think-tank.
Most heavily armed element of UN force in Syria warns it would not ‘send any more troops’ without assurances mission ‘will change to adapt to new realities.’
Yehezkel Elias Mansur, 65, was jogging when Yehuda Shaffer’s car hit him.