The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz Newsline, September 17
From Iranians getting access to Facebook and Twitter for first time in years, to an injured Palestinian laborer left for dead in Tel Aviv, see the top headlines you might have missed.
An unauthorized Palestinian construction worker from the West Bank who was seriously injured while doing renovation work in Tel Aviv early Tuesday was left to die on the sidewalk, witnesses said. The contractor who found him denies he left him there.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told ministers on Tuesday that he plans to focus his speech at the United Nations and his meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama later this month on demands that must be made of Iran to halt its nuclear program.
Iranians gained direct access to Facebook and Twitter for the first time in four years because of a technical fault, an Iranian official said on Tuesday, denying suggestions the new moderate government had lifted a ban on social media in place since anti-government protests in 2009.
Israel Defense Forces soldiers killed a wanted Palestinian militant before dawn on Tuesday during a raid in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank.
Israel's ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, says Israel has wanted to see Syrian President Bashar Assad removed from power since before the outbreak of war there - a shift from its publicly-stated position.
Syria accused Western powers on Tuesday of trying to wreck prospects for a negotiated settlement to the country's 2.5-year conflict by imposing preconditions on the peace process and supporting rebel fighters.
Israel Defense Forces officials have decided to stop stationing troops as a security measure for communities on the northern and southern borders. Security for the settlements in the West Bank will continue as usual.
Great Britain’s new chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, announced on Monday that he would be attending Limmud, Britain’s largest and oldest festival of Jewish learning and culture. Rabbi Mirvis’ announcement may have been expected, but it is still significant for the future of Britain’s rapidly fracturing Jewish community.
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