The Israeli ultra-orthodox party Shas proposes a bill that would thwart the mixed prayer area at Western Wall by placing the site under the jurisdiction of the Chief Rabbinate; if approved, a NIS 10,000 fine would be given to those engaging in male-female prayer or women wrapping themselves in the traditional talit or laying tefillin.
A 15-year-old Israeli boy is killed and three Israelis wounded when their truck is hit by an unknown weapon in the Golan heights near the Quneitra border crossing; Israeli Defense Forces fire at Syrian government targets in response.
The leader of the Israeli Labor Party Ehud Barak and four other Labor Party MKs announce their resignation from the party and the formation of a new "centrist Zionist and democratic" faction called "Independence".
A Bolivian-flagged all-female international aid ship bound for Gaza is delayed as Cyprus bans it from passing, with Israel's Ehud Barak calling on France and the United States to prevent it from sailing because, he says, it is "a needless provocation".
Israel announces that Benjamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak and Avigdor Lieberman have chosen Yosef Ciechanover, who formerly held posts in the Foreign Ministry, Defence Ministry and defence mission to the United States, to represent it on the United Nations panel to investigate May's Gaza flotilla raid.
The United Nations Peacekeeping Forces assert that Israeli soldiers were attacked in Israeli territory while performing routine maintenance, leading to yesterday's deadly clash. [http:--www.bostonherald.com-news-international-middle_east-view.bg?articleid=1272267&srvc=rss (Boston Herald)]date=August 2019
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak cancels an official two-day trip to France at short notice, while several French members of the flotilla and three MPs plan to file a lawsuit against him in France and at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
The Israeli Defense Forces kill two Palestinians terrorists in Gaza who were attempting to cross the border fence, after an exchange of gunfire. Israel closes four settlements, Route 323 and schools as a result of the incident.
Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak says that Israel will allow a separate Palestinian state "whether you like it or not". [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-2-hi-middle_east-8629158.stm (BBC)] [http:--www.ctv.ca-servlet-ArticleNews-story-CTVNews-20100419-israel_monday_100419-20100419?hub=World (CTV)] [http:--thenews.jang.com.pk-updates.asp?id=103173 ("The News International")]date=August 2019