The Israeli government's plan to build housing units in parts of Jerusalem that Palestinians are demanding for their own is the first of a series.
Stinging remarks by US President Barack Obama's officials have added fuel to the United States's row with Israel.
Israel's plans for settlements in east Jerusalem are a 'clear violation of international law'.
Despite the ceasefire taking effect, there seems to be little incentive for both Israel and Palestine to continue peace and statehood talks.
Following news of a new ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the UN secretary general has urged the two sides to work towards a longer-term truce.
Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will not return to talks to end the conflict in Gaza while Palestinian militants continue rocket attacks.
Israel has withdrawn its ground forces out of the Gaza Strip and began a 72-hour truce with Hamas mediated by Egypt.
Adding his voice to an outraged international community, David Cameron said the UN was "right" to condemn the shelling of a UN school in Gaza.
The ANC chief whip's office says the force Israel is using in Gaza is unjustifiable because innocent civilians, including children, are being killed.
Both Israeli and Hamas forces have ruled out an end to hostilities as the death toll from fighting in Gaza climbs to more than 100.
Israel has been stung by comments from US Secretary of State John Kerry that it could face international isolation.
African asylum seekers have demonstrated outside Western embassies in Tel Aviv in a second day of mass protests against Israel's immigration policies.
Israel's Benyamin Netanyahu's decision not to attend Mandela's memorial service failed to give due credit to the Israeli delegation that did attend.
Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to cancel a trip to SA is likely to remind many of the difficult relationship between Tel Aviv and Pretoria.
The development of hundreds of settler homes in the West Bank has been approved by a committee of the Israel military, says a settlement watchdog.
As Iran's new president reaches out to the West with a message of moderation, Israel's hawkish approach looks likely to come under pressure.
Israel is bolstering its defence systems ahead of a possible US attack on Syria that could spill across the Jewish state's northern border.
Israel and the Palestinians have laid the groundwork for resuming peace talks after an almost three-year stalemate, the US has announced.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held out the prospect on Sunday of further Israeli strikes inside Syria.