Concerns are raised that the stage is being set for foreign military intervention in Syria following a second Israeli airstrike in Syria in two days.
Explosions shake Damascus as Israel reportedly carries out its second air strike on Syria in three days.
Israel has carried out another airstrike against neighbouring Syria, targeting a shipment of missiles bound for Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon.
Expectations are low ahead of President Obama's latest visit to Israel after the White House announced it would not be proposing a peace initiative, writes Alon Aviram.
Egypt's interior ministry tells police in the Sinai peninsula to raise a state of emergency after obtaining intelligence that jihadists might attack their forces there.
Syrian rebels abduct more than 20 UN peacekeepers the Golan Heights ceasefire zone pushing back the frontier of their war with President Bashar al-Assad.
Russia is raising concerns over reports of an Israeli air attack on Syria near Damascus, claiming that any such action would amount to unacceptable military interference in the country.
Syrian state TV reports that Israeli warplanes bombed a military research site near Damascus in the early hours of Wednesday.
Offensive, provocative or anti-Semitic? Gerald Scarfe apologises over the timing of his Sunday Times cartoon, but insists his sketch was a criticsm of Israel's prime minister - not the Jewish people.
Deadlock in the Israeli elections forces Binyamin Netanyahu to turn for support to a former television presenter who wants to re-open peace talks with the Palestinians.