The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz Newsline, February 5
From Iranian President Ahmadinejad's historic visit to Cairo, to a Tel Aviv resident's car being painted into a handicapped parking spot and then towed by the municipality, Haaretz brings you the top stories you might have missed.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Cairo on Tuesday for the first visit by an Iranian leader in more than three decades, marking a historic departure from years of frigid ties between the two regional heavyweights.
The Bulgarian government is expected to blame Hezbollah and its ally Iran for the terrorist attack last July that killed five Israeli tourists. The investigative report on the bombing in the Black Sea resort city of Burgas is likely to be released on Tuesday.
Of the 240 complaints regarding possible crimes committed by Israel Defense Forces soldiers against Palestinians filed with the Military Police in 2012, only 78 investigations were launched and not a single indictment was served, a report by the Yesh Din human rights group has revealed.
Professor Bruce Wexler, the Yale University psychiatry professor who designed the comparative study of Israeli and Palestinian school textbooks, has blasted the “blind spots” of Israeli Education Minister Gideon Saar, saying: “National leaders who have those blind spots make for poor and dangerous national leaders.”
Former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Tuesday criticized Yair Lapid, the leader of Yesh Atid party, and said that he is only interested in replacing Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister and not in the good of the country.
An IDF officer charged with assaulting and badly beating an Israeli Bedouin civilian at a roadblock in December was sentenced to 75 days of military work, demotion and a suspended sentence for two years as part of a plea bargain authorized by the Jaffa military tribunal on Monday.
A convicted murderer from the Galilee town of Tamra escaped into Syria on Monday night during a prison furlough to avoid serving the rest of his 20-year sentence, police said.
The Tel Aviv municipality changed a legal parking spot into a handicapped parking spot while a local woman's car was parked there and then towed the car for parking illegally without a handicapped permit.