The head of Yesh Atid has the power to reset the national agenda, making him the most influential Jew in the world; US Treasury Secretary Lew, PM Netanyahu, President Peres and Women of the Wall's Hoffman round out top 5.
Israeli police held back thousands of ultra-Orthodox protesters who tried to prevent a liberal Jewish women’s group from praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Friday, the first time police have come down on the side of the women and not the protesters.
According to Galei Tsahal, Israel’a army radio, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered a freeze in tenders for West Bank settlement construction amid an American push to renew Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic began Monday a two-day visit to Israel with a meeting with his Israeli counterpart Shimon Peres with whom he talked about the historically good ties between the Serbian and Jewish people and possibilities for strenghtening and expanding economic cooperation.
First targeted assassination by IAF since end of Operation Pillar of Defense in November; terrorist named as Hitham Mashal, a rocket manufacturing expert and member of jihadist group operating in Gaza and Sinai.