Israeli budget: Finance Minister Yair Lapid lashes out at ultra-Orthodox Knesset members prior to a vote on the state budget, saying they "perpetuated a culture of poverty."
Goose liver ban: senior Paris rabbi Yirmiyahu Cohen warns Israel’s agriculture minister that legislation in Israel to ban the import of goose liver could jeopardize kosher slaughter in Europe
No poetry: commanders from the IDF’s Nahal Brigade refuse to let a soldier read some of his poems on Army Radio on grounds it would “ruin the image of the combat soldier.”
Israeli budget: the Knesset votes through, in first reading, the 2013-2014 state budget with a vote tally of 58 for and 44 against.
Auschwitz concert: British musician Sting is to perform a rock concert later this month in Auschwitz
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