The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz Newsline, August 6
From Naftali Bennett urging the government to end all cooperation with the EU, to the Irish embassy suggesting Adolf Hitler would be happy with the UN, check out the top headlines you might have missed.
The United States told its citizens in Yemen on Tuesday to leave the country immediately due to the threat of "terrorist attacks," the U.S. State Department said in a statement. Britain also withdrew all staff from its embassy in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, and closed the mission until further notice.
Economy Minister Naftali Bennett is urging the government to end all cooperation with the European Union in light of the latter’s new guidelines on the settlements – even if such cooperation would boost Israel’s economy.
An Al-Qaida affiliate has developed a new generation of liquid explosive that U.S. officials fear could be used in a future attack, ABC News reported Monday. Two senior U.S. government sources who have been briefed on the terror threat that prompted the U.S. to close embassies across the Mideast and North Africa this week, told the network that clothes dipped in the liquid become explosive devices when dry.
A joint forum representing the government and Israel’s Christian community will be established to promote army service and national civil service among Christians and increase their involvement in the life of the state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday.
The Israeli embassy in Ireland suggested on Tuesday in Facebook and Twitter posts that Adolf Hitler would be happy with the United Nations, which it described as “a tool against Israel.”
Turkish resort city Antalya has returned to the top of the vacation destinations favored by Israelis this summer, after dropping precipitously after the Mavi Marmara affair in 2010. A senior tourism industry source estimates that some 50,000 Israelis will have holidayed in Antalya this July and August, compared to just 10,000 during the same period in 2012.
Israel squeezes more children into less space than almost any country in the OECD, a new report shows. The average Israeli elementary school classroom has 28.4 pupils, more than seven more than the 21.4 average for member countries.
The Dan bus company announced it will be investing NIS 400 million over the next few years on 200 electric buses in Tel Aviv, in an effort to one day make 25 percent of its bus fleet electric-powered.