Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement leader Raed Salah is beginning a nine-month jail sentence, the High Court of Justice having rejected his appeal against conviction on charges of incitement. However, his sentence has been reduced from 11 months to nine months. The case related to a sermon Salah delivered in 2007.
Israel appears to have backed down over its plans to appoint a former settler leader as its ambassador to Brazil.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the nomination of Dani Dayan last August, prompting protests from the Brazilian government who objected to his past role as chairman of the Yesha committee representing Israeli settlements in the West Bank.