The US has criticised the ICC's preliminary probe into war crimes allegedly committed by Israel in Gaza as "counterproductive to the cause of peace".
The United Nations has confirmed that Palestine will be a member of the International Criminal Court from April 1, heightening tensions with Israel.
A UN resolution for a Palestinian state and the end to the Israeli occupation fell short of being adopted by the Security Council.
A source in the Public Investment Corporation, a shareholder in Woolworths, says the company invests money from the Government Employees Pension Fund.
The synagogue slaughter in Jerusalem this week has introduced a tense new dimension to the conflict in the region.
While Israel expressed shock at the attack, Hamas has praised it, calling for more following the suspicious death of a Palestinian bus driver.
France follows other countries, such as Sweden and Britain who held votes this year, on whether or not to recognise Palestine as a state.
The group urged Israel to respect the rights of Palestinians, and demanded the country probe violations committed during repeated assaults on Gaza.
The latest poll reflects what appears to be an ever-diminishing appetite for a two-state solution on both sides of politics.
Sweden's new centre-left government will recognise the state of Palestine, a move that will make it the first major European country to take the step.
Reserve soldiers in Israel's surveillance unit said they won't spy on Palestinians under occupation, drawing attention to the ethics of the practice.
The Palestinian Authority has assessed the cost of rebuilding Gaza after the seven-week war with Israel, including houses, schools and industry.
Despite the ceasefire taking effect, there seems to be little incentive for both Israel and Palestine to continue peace and statehood talks.
Hamas suffered heavy military losses during its 50-day conflict with Israel, but it has still emerged with enhanced political standing, say analysts.
Israel has announced plans to expropriate 400 hectares of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the occupied West Bank.
Civilians in a time of war have the right to seek and enjoy asylum in other countries, but those in Gaza are imprisoned, with no exit available.
Children older than six have now survived three wars; their sleep is filled with nightmares.
Consider the myth of South Africa's happy transition when hoping for a peace pact in Gaza.