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Israel delays approval of east Jerusalem housing

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked a government panel to put off final approval of 2,500 new apartments in east Jerusalem, an official said Monday — a reflection of the intense international pressure Israel is under to avoid friction with the Palestinians. Full story

Hamas can't set terms of truce: Israel's Lieberman

Israel must not let the Gaza Strip's Islamist Hamas rulers dictate terms of a ceasefire after a recent escalation of fighting, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday. Full story

Hamas makes rare appeal to Israel to halt fighting

A senior member of Gaza's ruling Hamas movement on Sunday made a rare appeal to the Israeli public for a halt to the escalating cross-border fighting, telling an Israeli radio station in fluent Hebrew that Hamas is ready to stop its rocket fire if Israel ends its attacks on Gaza. Full story

Jerusalem bombing kills 1, inures dozens

A bomb exploded at a crowded bus stop Wednesday in central Jerusalem, killing one woman and wounding 38 in what appeared to be the first militant attack in the city in several years. Full story

Netanyahu formulating new peace plan: source

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is formulating a plan to break a diplomatic deadlock by offering Palestinians some limited "steps on the ground" in the absence of direct peace talks, an Israeli official said. Full story

Pipe to Israel not hit by Egypt gas sabotage: report

Suspected sabotage of a gas pipeline in the Egyptian Sinai did not target supplies to Israel but they were halted as a precaution, Israel Radio said on Saturday quoting sources in the consortium overseeing imports. Full story

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  Israeli air strike in Gaza; stabbing in West Bank

Israel says it killed a "key terror figure" in an air strike in the Gaza Strip today. Meanwhile, a Palestinian stabbed to death an Israeli settler in the West Bank. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Prisoner's death sparks violence in West Bank

Thousands of Palestinians - among them masked gunmen - took to the streets of the West Bank for the funeral of a prisoner who died in an Israeli jail. His family says he was tortured while Israel claims it was a heart attack in what threatens to becomes a new uprising. ITV’s John Ray reports.