Netanyahu scraps trip to Germany as violence in Israel spreads

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a visit to Germany as violence between Palestinians and Israelis continued despite steps to curb it. A Palestinian man was shot dead in the southern Israeli city of Kiryat Gat Wednesday after he stabbed a soldier and tried to flee with his rifle, police said. Earlier in the day, a Palestinian woman was shot and seriously wounded after she tried to stab a Jewish passerby in Jerusalem's old city. The incidents prompted Netanyahu to cancel a meeting in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel scheduled for Thursday, his office said by email. "The prime minister will remain in Israel to closely monitor the...