Israel's left has for years pointed the finger at Netanyahu, then head of the opposition, for playing a part in incitement that preceded the assassination. The new government, yet to be sworn in, is an unlikely patchwork of left-wing, liberal, rightist, nationalist and religious parties, as well as - for the first time in Israel`s history - an Arab Islamist party.
Israel bombarded Gaza with air strikes and Palestinian militants kept up cross-border rocket fire with no firm sign on Wednesday of any imminent ceasefire. It is happening despite international calls to end more than a week of fighting. Gaza medical officials say 217 Palestinians have been killed, while Israeli authorities say 12 people have been killed in Israel.
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud was addressing a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Saudi Arabia denounced the "forcible" eviction of Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem Foreign Minister has urged the international community to end this "dangerous escalation" and revive peace negotiations based on a two-state solution