The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz Newsline, August 18
From a U.S. Al-Qaida militant calling for more attacks on Western diplomats in the Arab world, to the clever trick Tel Aviv renters are using against their landlords, the top 8 headlines you might have missed.
The European Union will review its relationship with Egypt in the coming days, following days of clashes in which hundreds have been killed. The Muslim Brotherhood has called for more protests, while interim vice president ElBaradei has left Cairo for Austria.
Lebanese security forces seized a car loaded with explosives and arrested four men suspected of preparing bombs, days after a deadly bombing in southern Beirut, security sources said on Sunday.
Israel's Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino suspended the use of Taser guns by all police officers, until a special team tasked with examining the effectiveness of the gun submits its findings. Danino's decision follows the arrest Thursday of Yitzhar resident Boaz Albert, who was electrocuted repeatedly by police even though he was not resisting arrest.
An American Al-Qaida militant has called for more attacks on Western diplomats in the Arab world, praising the killers of the U.S. ambassador to Libya on September 11 last year, a U.S.-based monitoring group said.
People seeking to rent an apartment in Tel Aviv say things have never been so bad. Amid escalating prices, landlords are taking advantage of the diminished supply and offering places unfit for human habitation. They’re inserting draconian clauses into leases.
Haifa launched its new rapid-transit system, the Metronit, over weekend, but let’s say it’s making slow but steady progress. The long so-called bi-articulated buses have their own dedicated lanes, and because we’re talking about Haifa, they run on Shabbat.
The Health Ministry is launching its polio vaccination campaign around the country to inoculate about 1 million children from 4 months to 9.5 years old.
The Israeli economy grew by a surprisingly brisk 5.1% in the second quarter of 2013, in parallel with a steep increase in consumer spending, according to Central Bureau of Statistics figures released on Sunday.