Mark Regev, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's spokesman, is expected to become his country's next ambassador to the UK, according to widespread reports.
A UN report criticises Israel and Palestinian armed groups, saying both could be guilty of carrying out war crimes during last year's Gaza conflict.
With its report into last summer's Gaza conflict expected shortly, Israel repeats its claim that the UN inquiry into whether war crimes were committed in there is a "kangaroo court".
Palestine's football association drops its motion asking for Israel, which it accuses of racism and preventing the free movement of Palestinian athletes, to be suspended from Fifa.
Hamas committed war crimes against Palestinian civilians in Gaza during the 2014 war with Israel, according to Amnesty International.
Israeli soldiers fired indiscriminately at Palestinian civilians during the 2014 Gaza conflict, according to a report based on the testimony of dozens of IDF veterans involved in the operation.
A Palestinian man claims to have been "tricked" into selling a valuable Banksy painting, daubed on the door to his ruined home, for just 700 Israeli shekels (£120).