The 85-year-old former Israeli prime minister is in a life-threatening condition. He has been in a coma for eight years after a stroke.
Uri Avnery fought for decades for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. This wish was not fulfilled in his lifetime. He has now died, aged 94.
Former Israeli premier Olmert has received early release from prison, but he may still not be in the clear. Police are investigating him for trying to publish secrets.
Several Palestinians have been reported killed in protests in Jerusalem over restrictions at Haram al-Sharif, also known as Temple Mount. Palestinian President Abbas meanwhile froze relations with Israel.
As the suspected chemical attack in Syria prompts international outrage, one neighboring country from the south has joined the condemnations. But how much can Israeli individuals do, and should the country intervene?
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