An Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian attacker has been freed from jail after serving nine months of a 14-month manslaughter sentence. Palestinian groups say Elor Azaria’s early release promotes a culture of killing and bloodshed.
The new government slashes hopes of reconciliation between the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority and Gaza's Hamas rulers. Hamas said the new Cabinet had "no national legitimacy."
Israel's election is slated to be a tight race between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz. No matter who wins, there is little reason to believe that a new era is on the horizon, says DW's Peter Philipp.
"The Cakemaker": the award-winning film director Ofir Graizer also works as a chef. The Israeli filmmaker spoke to DW about finding parallels between Jerusalem and Berlin, homosexuality and filmmaking in Israel.
It may be a tiny country — of just 8.8 million inhabitants — but Israel is a powerhouse of international television. Beyond the hit series that inspired "Homeland," the latest TV trend explores ultra-Orthodox life.
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