The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz Newsline, January 13
Israel evicts protesters from a Palestinian outpost east of Jerusalem, while an Egyptian court accepts a request from Hosni Mubarak for a retrial. Haaretz.com brings you the top 8 headlines you might have missed.
Israeli security forces removed approximately 100 activists from a tent camp they set up in the E-1 corridor, an area east of Jerusalem where Israel plans to build a new settlement. The evacuation, which involved some 500 police and IDF soldiers, was carried out despite a High Court injunction preventing the state from evicting protesters from the outpost pending deliberations.
An Egyptian court accepted an appeal by ousted former president Hosni Mubarak and his former interior minister on Sunday, allowing him to be retried over the killings of protesters in the 2011 uprising. Both were found responsible for the deaths of protesters during the uprising and sentenced to life in prison last June.
Labor party leader Shelly Yacimovich answered Haaretz readers' questions about economic policy, tax issues and the next government during a live Q&A session on Sunday.
Syrian fighter jets bombed the Damascus suburbs on Sunday, according to anti-regime activists, who said the operation was part of a government offensive meant to dislodge rebels from strategic locations around the capital.
Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was released from the hospital on Sunday after being treated for a suspected minor stroke. The 92-year-old rabbi was taken to a hospital in Jerusalem on Saturday after feeling weak during Shabbat prayers. He was released in stable condition and ordered to get some rest.
For the first time ever, a legally married gay couple has asked an Israeli court to validate a prenuptial agreement signed between them. The men, Elad Aflalo Farber and Roni Farber Aflalo were married 10 months ago in New York.
Aiming to make a statement ahead of the January 22 elections, Israeli hip hop group Hadag Nachash released a new single, putting old lyrics by legendary songwriter Meir Ariel to new music.
Israel's Bank Hapoalim has decided to close its London branch, one of its largest, after shutting down its Singapore branch several months ago. The bank said it would focus its international banking on moderate-sized corporate accounts in the U.S. and sizeable private accounts in other countries.