Israel is closing access to Palestinian neighborhoods and deploying troops to cities after a spate of deadly violence. Tania Krämer in Jerusalem assesses the impact of the measures.
Tensions between Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Iran are putting a strain on the entire region, with Israel at risk of being drawn into a war with Hezbollah, as Tania Krämer reports.
Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jews took to the streets of Jerusalem after a court struck down a law that shielded them from serving in the army. Several of the protesters were arrested for scuffling with the police.
Three Israeli guards and a Palestinian gunman have been killed in an attack on an upscale Jewish West Bank settlement north of Jerusalem. Police say the gunman was spotted trying to enter among day laborers.
Israel has again banned men under 50 from entering the contentious holy site in Jerusalem for Friday prayers. The move comes after more than 100 people were injured in clashes.
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