In the country's biggest security crackdown for a decade, hundreds of Israeli forces have set up road blocks around Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem. There have also been clashes between protesters and soldiers in the West Bank.
Israel celebrates its 70th anniversary this year under the banner "A legacy of innovation." But festivities have been overshadowed by tensions on the northern border. Tania Krämer reports from Jerusalem.
As Israel celebrates the anniversary of its founding in 1948, DW looks back at seven decades of German-Israeli relations. The two countries remain firm allies, but their friendship is uniquely fraught by history.
The death toll from recent protests has risen to at least 39 after four more Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces. After four weeks of protests nearly 1,600 Palestinians have been wounded.
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman says slain Hamas scientist is 'no saint' but denies the Mossad was involved in his death. But a Malaysian minister said the murder appeared to be the work of foreign agents.
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