Gaza Strip residents have struggled to get fuel for their vehicles because of a variety of factors that have led to a severe shortage of gasoline and diesel. Perhaps worse, though, the only power plant in Gaza runs on diesel so a fuel shortage has meant 18 hours a day without electricity.
The Israeli Supreme Court ruled that a settlement outpost that was constructed illegally must be evacuated this year, and not on a timeline that could keep people there though 2015. That could mean some 100 other illegal outposts will have to evacuated, and soon.
Israel last week launched an attack in Gaza to kill the leaders of some of the local rebel cells. In retaliation, Gaza-based terrorists have launched a series of attacks on Israel. But Monday evening, Egyptian diplomats said they'd reached a cease fire deal to be implemented over night.
Israeli officials are outraged over a comment by the top Islamic cleric in Jerusalem. Sheikh Mohammad Hussein, the grand mufti of Jerusalem, quoted Islamic scripture that's widely viewed as an attack on Jews and Judaism.
Years ago, Israeli settlers built a settlement on private Palestinian land outside the town of Ramallah. Late last year, an Israeli court ruled it must be vacated by March. Now residents and the government are fighting over when, whether and where the residents will go.
A law passed by the Israeli legislature recently barred Palestinians who marry Israeli citizens from receiving their own Israeli citizenship. That means they can be forced to leave at any time, and cannot drive or work. Now Lana Khatib and her family are at risk.
In Israel on Monday, El Al and the Tel Aviv stock exchange were hit by denial of service attacks, effectively shutting down the companies' websites. The attacker were allegedly the work of anti-Israeli Saudi Arabians.
Shay Charka is perhaps the only syndicated Israeli cartoonist living in a West Bank settlement. And while he's against giving the Palestinians land in exchange for peace, he doesn't fall in with the radical extremists either.
The Israeli Army is being confronted by threats from its own people and its own soldiers. Some soldiers are believed to have passed sensitive information to settlers. Some settlers are accused of vandalism. Tensions between the more religious and more secular, especially over settlements in the West Bank, are rising.
A bill under consideration by the Israeli Knesset would ban the use of loud speakers in religious ceremonies. Though it would apply uniformly across religions, most say it's targeting the call to prayer played from speakers at mosques.