An Israeli boy and several Israeli soldiers were injured during Israeli-Arab and Palestinian protests marking Land Day.
A group of Republican congressmen visiting Israel last year jumped into the Sea of Galilee for a late-night swim, during which a freshman lawmaker swam naked.
Israelis from humanitarian groups are in Jordan are assisting Syrian refugees fleeing that country's uprising.
Rainfall in the month of January broke Israeli records.
More than 40 fires broke out across northern Israel over the weekend, many of which are suspected arson attacks.
An Israeli-Arab couple can live in a Jewish town in the Galilee after being rejected by its admissions committee, Israel's Supreme Court ruled.
A dense foggy morning. The end-of-winter storm the forecasters promised us had stolen over the Mediterranean coast and was gradually taking over the Israeli skies. Already March – almost Purim – and we thought that winter was already behind us. We'd already come to terms with the depressing thought that the scanty amount of precipitation we'd been treated to during the winter of Taf Shin Ayin Aleph was all there would be, and that it will have to sustain us through another parched summer. More gardens and lawns will be left to dry out. And the price of water will surely keep rising. The Sea of Galilee will continue to recede from its shores. Coming home from school, our children will recite that we need to save water because Israel is drying up.
A Mount Gilboa town is set to be the first planned, eco-friendly community in Israel, with infrastructure and services designed not just to encourage, but to actually enforce environmentally responsible behavior.
The graffiti on the Galilean bomb shelter that greeted Prime Minister Ehud Olmert wasted no words: "Wake up Sharon, Olmert's in a coma."
A walking tour within non-Jewish towns and villages -- with or without guides -- can be an eye-opening, informative, tasty and heart-warming experience. On a recent tour in the Galilee focusing on different religions in the Western Galilee, I meandered through Muslim, Christian and Druze towns, as well as Baha'i landmarks, only to discover cultural richness, friendliness -- and some surprises.
When businessman Evan Kaizer traveled to Israel with his wife in 1999, it had been almost 20 years since his last visit, and much had changed, but that wasn't what threw Kaizer for a loop.
"Traveling in the Galilee used to give way to majestic views of the Golan; [this time] we could barely see the Golan through the haze," he said. "Trash was everywhere. Traffic was gridlocked, and at the Dead Sea ... we could not see Jordan, just a few short miles away." When he asked his guide why that was so, the man brushed his question aside by saying it was just a dust storm.