One Israeli has been left dead and 16 others injured today after a truck charged down a busy main street in Tel Aviv hitting cars and pedestrians.
Police said they were examining whether the incident was intentional and a terrorist attack. They said the driver, a man from the nearby Arab village of Kfar Qassem, was being questioned.
Dana International will not sing for Israel at tomorrow's Eurovision Song Contest.
The transsexual singer, who brought Israel victory in 1998, failed to make it through the semi finals in Dusseldorf.
Her entry for this year's contest was a song she wrote called Ding Dong.
Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli has broken up with Leonardo DiCaprio, according to the New York Post.
The newspaper said the couple, who have been involved since 2005, ended their relationship last week after weeks of speculation.
The split was described as amicable and because they had "grown apart".
In a rare display of public disagreement, both chiefs of Israel's intelligence services over the past decade have voiced serious misgivings about key policies of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Iran and the Palestinians.
Israel is home to one of the top 25 tourist destinations in the world, according to a leading travel website.
Trip Advisor released its annual ranking of holiday spots this month and placed Jerusalem at number 13, above London and Rio de Janeiro.
Dana International may not be the bookies' favourite to win this year's Eurovision Song Contest, but Israel is more interested in the competition than any other country involved.
According to travel website Skyscanner, there has been a 192 per cent increase in Israeli internet searches for Dusseldorf – the city in which the contest is taking place this year.
Controversial US commentator Glenn Beck spent yesterday in Israel, broadcasting his radio show from the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, and now plans to make a film in the country.
The orphaned son of the Israeli couple killed during the Mumbai terror attack in 2009 helped open Israel's Independence Day celebrations.
Moshe Holtzberg, now four, was at the official ceremony at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl last night to light a torch marking 63 years since Israel's birth.
Israel has only an outside chance of winning the top spot at this year's Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday evening in Dusseldorf.
Bookmaker Paddy Power is putting former champion Dana International's chances at 80 to 1, while Ladbrokes is offering odds of 125 to 1.
Shimon Peres has pledged that Israel would continue to seek opportunities for peace at a ceremony marking Israel's annual day of remembrance for its war dead and victims of terrorism.
The Israeli president was in Jerusalem for the start of Yom Hazikaron. As was customary, a siren was sounded to mark the day, prompting a moment of silence around the country.