Speaker Yuli Edelstein denied the request of a Christian lawmaker to display a Christmas tree at the Knesset, saying that doing so would be inappropriate.
Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel is urging the US to increase economic sanctions on Iran.
Kanye West defended President Barack Obama against critics, explaining that the black president lacked the connections of the Jewish community.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Italy this week for meetings with Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta and Pope Francis at the Vatican.
French President Francois Hollande spent much of his time in the Jewish state this week discussing issues like the Iranian nuclear program with his Israeli counterparts.
A UN interpreter made headlines last week after unintentionally drawing attention to the UN’s alleged anti-Israel bias.
Israeli official plans to call the Agricultural Ministry in front of the Knesset to answer charges of animal abuse.