The car-ramming comes on a Day of Rage called by Palestinian groups to protest 100 days since U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
A corruption crisis creates an opportunity for sweeping electoral reform, writes an aide to seven Israeli prime ministers.
The country's oddly high piracy rate could now go down.
The Latin American countries said they would proceed with the move on the condition that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu makes an official visit to each of their countries.
Following the closing of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, a Knesset committee postponed discussion of a controversial bill.
The pilots of an Israeli F-16 fighter plane that crashed after being hit with shrapnel from Syrian anti-aircraft missiles failed to take appropriate evasive action, leading to the crash.
Hundreds of African asylum seekers in the Holot Detention Center in southern Israel have also begun a hunger strike.
The embassy in Jerusalem at first will consist of the ambassador and a small team, a State Department spokesman told JTA.
Some 42 percent of respondents favored early elections because of the corruption allegations, while 36 percent said wait for the vote in November 2019.
A former spokesman for Benjamin Netanyahu is accused of offering to make a judge attorney general if she agreed to close a case against the prime minister's wife.