The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz Newsline, February 18
From Israel supplying advanced warfare systems to Turkey for the first time since the Gaza flotilla to reports that Ben Zygier delivered sensitive information to Australia's domestic intelligence agency, Haaretz brings you the 8 top headlines you might have missed.
Bulgaria told European Union foreign ministers on Tuesday that his country sought "collective measures" against the Hezbollah militant group over the bombing that killed five Israelis and their bus driver in Burgas last year, to stop future terror attacks.
Israel has supplied advanced electronic warfare systems to the Turkish Air Force, marking the first exchange of military equipment with Turkey since relations between the two countries deteriorated in the wake of the Israeli Navy raid on the Mavi Marmara ferry in May 2010.
Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein has ordered an investigation into a letter sent recently to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu alleging inappropriate behavior by Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar toward a woman working in his office.
Ben Zygier, the alleged Mossad agent known as Prisoner X, was arrested by his handlers in 2010 because they believed he had delivered sensitive information regarding Mossad's plans in Italy to Australia's domestic intelligence agency while on a visit to his native land, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported on Monday.
Amid calls for frugality, upkeep of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's official residence cost taxpayers NIS 9.5 million from the start of his second term in 2009 to its end in 2012, according to data provided by the Prime Minister’s Office itself at TheMarker’s request; he spent more than spent more on home than the last 4 prime ministers.
United Nations human rights investigators said they have identified Syrian leaders on both sides of the civil war who may be responsible for war crimes, saying that "time has come" for the Security Council to refer the violations to the International Criminal Court for prosecution.
Israel is slated to return some 1,200 dunams (300 acres) of farmland in the northern Jordan Valley to its Palestinian owners, following the Israel Lands Administration’s admission it had mistakenly assigned the land to Kibbutz Merav, which is within the Green Line.
An Israel Defense Forces soldier has posted an Instagram photo of what appears to be a Palestinian boy in the crosshairs of a sniper's rifle, prompting angry criticism after it was picked up by The Electronic Intifada and other news sites around the world over the weekend.