Gadi Eisenkot said Israel is ready to share intelligence with Saudi Arabia as part of a joint effort to curb Iranian influence in the region.
Haredi Orthodox worshippers also tussled with the group as it tried to enter the Western Wall plaza with Torah scrolls.
The allocation for the project, which is considered illegal internationally, comes after weeks of protests by bereaved families of victims of terror.
The government feels entitled to JNF’s money, which according to its mission is held in trust for the Jewish people.
Critics of women in combat units say they are undermining the military's effectiveness.
A rare departure from Israel's non-engagement policy followed protests by Druze residents of Israel's Golan.
The bill stops short of actually annexing the settlements to Israel, however.
It's becoming a popular, legitimate sport in the Jewish state — and might even become an Olympic program.
The expansion will create the largest Jewish settlement enclave in a Palestinian neighborhood in the city.
A Labor leader defies party traditions by saying a peace plan doesn't depend on uprooting settlements.