The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz Newsline, December 18
From a survey on the willingness of centrist Israelis to split Jerusalem to a eulogy by the mother of Jewish 6-year-old Noah Pozner, killed in the Newton shooting, Haaretz brings you the top headlines you might have missed.
Two-thirds of centrist voters would not support a party willing to compromise on Jerusalem, according to a poll commissioned by the rightward-leaning Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Half of Labor Party voters also responded that, if forced to choose, they prefer "defensible borders" to peace agreements.
The mother and uncle of 6-year-old Noah Pozner, who was killed in the shooting at a school in Newton, Connecticut on Friday, delivered messages at the boy's funeral on Monday, reflecting on his life, and lessons to draw from his loss.
Clashes between Syrian rebels and an armed Palestinian group loyal to President Bashar Assad raged inside a Damascus refugee camp Tuesday, as opposition fighters pushed deeper into the capital.
Iran will not stop higher-grade enrichment of uranium in response to external demands, Tehran's top nuclear official was quoted as saying on Tuesday, signaling a tough bargaining stance ahead of planned new talks with world powers.
Russia sent warships and an escort vessel to the Mediterranean Sea Tuesday, in what appeared to be the clearest sign so far that Russia is making firm preparations for a possible evacuation of its citizens from Syria, Interfax news agency reported.
European officials are warning Israel that a further delay in signing the Open Skies agreement with the EU could trigger changes in the deal and damage Israel's aviation ties with Europe.
A recent study conducted in Israel revealed that urbanites are at higher risk of being infected with non-typhoid Salmonella than rural residents living in the country's north.
The Southern District Planning and Building Committee on Monday approved a controversial plan to build an industrial park on the sand dunes south of Ashdod, which green groups claim will cause severe damage to the last major stretch of dunes on the coastal plain.