The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz Newsline, August 4
From cabinet granting preferential status to West Bank settlements, to Lebanon's ex-prime minister calling for the disarming of Hezbollah. Haaretz.com brings you the top 8 headlines of the day.
The cabinet expanded its list of towns and villages eligable for government benefits in housing, infrastructure, education, culture and security to include additional West Bank settlements.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani took the oath of office before parliament in Tehran. It was the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution that foreign dignitaries attended the swearing-in ceremony.
Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has called for the disarming of Hezbollah. Hariri said the militant group has lost its right to fight against Israel since it decided to join the Syrian civil war.
Russia sought the arrest of real estate businessman Sergei Polonsky, believed to be in Israel, to face trial over fraud charges.
Days after ultra-Orthodox troops barred a female police officer from entering their dining hall for dinner, Israel Defense Forces officials insisted that all military bases are open for women.
An Israeli civil rights group sued a Sydney professor who called for a boycott of Israeli academy.
Official state figures imply that hundreds of African asylum-seekers left Israel voluntarily, but migrant rights groups doubt that this is actually the case.
Four people were killed and dozens more were injured in a collision between a truck and a bus traveling on Israel's Route 6.