The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz Newsline, May 21
From Israel's potentially flexible stance on Iran, to an anti-Internet rally by ultra-Orthodox Jews; Haaretz.com brings you the top headlines from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world.
With the second round of nuclear talks between Iran and the six major powers due to begin in Tehran on Wednesday, senior Israeli sources say Jerusalem may be more flexible about Iranian low-level uranium enrichment than it is currently willing to let on.
United Nations nuclear chief Yukiya Amano started talks with senior Iranian officials on Monday, Iranian media reported, on a one-day visit to Tehran that diplomats say could lead to an agreement for further inspections of Iranian nuclear sites.
The Defense Ministry fined Israel Aerospace Industries NIS 1 million in 2011 for conducting negotiations to sell military equipment to an unnamed foreign country without first obtaining ministry approval.
The University of Haifa has removed the Arabic script from its new logo, which appears as part of special design issued in honor of the 40th anniversary of the university's founding. Several lecturers noticed the missing Arabic script in the new logo and contacted the university's president demanding the Arabic script be reinstated.
Independence Day will soon herald a long holiday weekend, instead of falling on a different day of the week each year, depending on its Hebrew date. The holiday will still be celebrated the week of 5 Iyar, the Hebrew anniversary of the day the State of Israel declared its independence; but a bill under consideration proposes to hold the celebration on the Thursday of that week from now on.
A report by McKinsey consulting firm has pointed to inefficiency as a source of Israel Police's shortcomings, while senior police place blame on manpower limitations.
A uniformed man blew himself up in the midst of a military parade rehearsal attended by senior officials in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Monday, killing at least 41 people and wounding more than 60, a police source said.
Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox men attended a mega-rally in New York on Sunday to discuss the dangers posed by the Internet. One speaker compared the threat of the Internet to the dangers that Zionism and the European Enlightenment posed in the past to traditional Jewish life.