The Top 8 Headlines You May Have Missed / Haaretz Newsline, June 13

From the release of the State Comptroller’s report regarding Israeli handling of the Gaza Flotilla, to a report showing that Tel Aviv is more expensive than New York City, Haaretz sums up the top headlines from Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish World.

Israel State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss released a highly critical report on Wednesday, which included over 153 pages regarding the government's performance in the Turkish flotilla incident.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to a state comptroller report accusing him of holding superficial discussions prior to the IDF raid of a Gaza flotilla in 2012, saying on Wednesday that the security enjoyed by Israeli citizens was proof of the success of his government's security policies.

In light of State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss’ report concerning the ensuing incident, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that he had received messages from Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which implied that the latter hinted he would stop the flotilla, though failed to do so.

Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff return with their newly relaunched blog to explore the Mideast conflict, primarily from a security-diplomatic perspective; in his latest post, Harel says security establishment's failings during the Gaza flotilla incident bode ill for future Israeli military operations.

The Binyamin Regional Council is suspected of allowing a contractor to continue building a project on Palestinian land, even after it had received a stop-work order from Israel’s Civil Administration, police said on Tuesday, citing documented evidence.

The Justice Ministry released details on Tuesday of a proposed bill that would revamp the homicide laws and for the first time create two separate types of murder.

Israel Police are investigating the murder of a woman whose body was found on the floor of a restroom stall at the Tel Aviv central bus station on Tuesday morning.

According to a yearly study conducted by “Mercer” research company, Tel Aviv is the most expensive city for foreign residents in the Middle East, and even eclipses New York on the company’s worldwide cost of living survey.