The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz newsline, December 15
From lessons in the aftermath of the heaviest snowstorm to hit Israel in decades, to the ministerial approval of a bill prohibiting sexual discrimination, Haaretz brings you the top stories you might have missed.
The Ministerial Committee for Legislation voted Sunday in favor of a bill prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. A poll conducted by Haaretz shows 70 percent of Israelis support equal rights for the gay community.
A bill to penalize any non-profit organization for calling for a boycott or any kinds of sanctions of Israel was approved by the Knesset Ministerial Committee on Legislation Sunday. Eight ministers voted in favor, four against.
The snowstorm that hit Israel last week saw relief efforts primarily from the army. Amos Harel asks where the Home Front Defense Ministry was, while Anshel Pfeffer lists five conclusions Israelis should learn from. Meanwhile, the storm took a toll on animals as well, as two flamingos at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo were killed by a falling date tree.
Chairwoman of Women of the Wall Anat Hoffman accepted the Women of Reform Judaism’s Jane Evans Pursuit of Justice Award at the Union of Reform Judaism’s Biennial on Saturday night.
Thousands of Gazans were evacuated from their homes over the weekend because of the flooding, but will be given a three-month reprieve from their daily 16-hour blackouts, which have nothing to do with the storm.
Jordan's King Abdullah II helped push a car that got stuck in the snow in an Amman street on Saturday, a video posted online showed.
Three men have been arrested for posting anti-Semitic comments on Twitter following Tottenham Hotspur's Premier League match against West Ham United in October, police said on Friday.
Iran will continue nuclear negotiations with world powers despite "unsuitable actions" which led to it halting technical talks in Vienna, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday.