Jihadists have reportedly been using social media to encourage lone wolf-style attacks on Israelis at the Rio Olympics.
According to material obtained by the Foreign Desk news website, social media messages from a group backing Al Qaeda urge would-be jihadists to attack athletes from a number of Western countries, including France and the UK.
LGBT revellers took to the streets in Jerusalem on Thursday evening under tight security after police announced that they had foiled an assault planned by last year’s attacker.
Yishai Schlissel, who killed a young girl taking part in last year’s Gay Pride parade, was arrested in his cell on suspicion of plotting to attack the march for a second time along with his brother, Michael.
The government has launched a joint initiative with Israeli and Palestinian scientists aimed at encouraging them to work together to solve health and water issues.
The programme, known as Growth, will offer fellowships to Palestinian water technology and health students, enabling them to conduct postgraduate studies in Israeli laboratories as well as to take part in UK conferences.