A committee of government ministers approved a list of 26 Palestinian prisoners to be released as part of the revived Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
At least five Katyusha rockets were fired from Lebanon at northern Israel.
French soccer star Nicolas Anelka is facing disciplinary action for showing support for an anti-Semitic comedian whose shows may soon be banned by the French government.
Secretary of State John Kerry will return to Israel and the Palestinian territories for peace talks next week, a senior U.S. government official said on Saturday, days after Israel is due to free another group of Palestinian prisoners.
A French soccer star celebrated a goal Saturday by flashing the so-called quenelle salute popularized by comedian Dieudonne Mbala-Mbala, who has been accused of anti-Semitism.