The top 8 headlines you may have missed / Haaretz Newsline, June 7
From a court decision allowing for the deportation of migrant workers to the Israeli Opera performing Carmen at Masada; Haaretz rounds up the top news from Israel, the Jewish World and the Middle East.
The Jerusalem's District Court ruled on Thursday that Israel could deport South Sudanese nationals back to their county, thus rejecting an appeal by migrant worker NGOs against a decision by Interior Minister Eli Yishai to halt Israel's collective defense of citizens form the war-torn country.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday said the United States was willing to work with all members of the UN Security Council, which includes Russia, on a conference on Syria's political future.
The government has announced that it plans to legalize 13 of the 18 settlement outposts against which petitions to the High Court of Justice have been filed. Because the 13 outposts are not built on privately-owned Palestinian land, the legalization process could presumably make the petitions against them moot.
Soldiers from an elite IDF canine unit have been confiscating Palestinian vehicles in order to train their explosive-detecting dogs, an activist monitoring the conduct of soldiers in checkpoints told Haaretz.
While Germany's Der Spiegel revealed details of the Israel-Germany Dolphin submarine deal, it turns out that they left out one important detail: Israel's first lady, Sara Netanyahu, gave an exclusive in-depth interview to the Sunday edition of the German tabloid Bild, during which the first lady told the newspaper that Israel's prime minister is "best friend."
Eugene Kaspersky, the founder of the Russian Internet security firm that alerted the world to the Flame virus, ignited a fire of his own yesterday in Tel Aviv when he sketched out nightmare scenarios that cyberwarfare could cause.
The Israeli Opera returns to Masada, bringing Carmen to the foot of the ancient plateau with hopes of surpassing even the grandeur of those previous performances.
Armed militias in the Sinai hijacked trucks delivering fuel from an Egyptian port city to the Gaza Strip, Palestinian sources told Haaretz on Thursday, causing the Strip's depleted power station to cease functioning later Wednesday night.