Israeli diplomats abroad have been ordered to put any plans for new spending on hold due to a major budget deficit
In practice, the proposed law would permit parties' representatives to maintain a database of voters and record their conversations both inside and outside the polls
Netanyahu last met Putin in April, five days before the previous election, when he thanked the Russian president for assistance in returning the remains of IDF Sgt. Zachary Baumel to Israel.
The tanker Adrian Darya 1, which went dark off Syria last week, has been photographed by satellite off the Syrian port of Tartus
Hong Kong returned to China under a 'one country, two systems' formula that guarantees freedoms not enjoyed on the mainland, but many Hong Kong residents fear Beijing is eroding that autonomy.