The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz newsline, December 9
From a British warning against doing business in Israeli settlements, to a bill doubling state aid to Holocaust survivors, Haaretz brings you the top 8 headlines you might have missed
The British government issued new recommendations to its business community last week, warning citizens against the "potential reputational implications" of doing business with individuals or entities in Israeli settlements.
Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon signed an order appropriating a West Bank house for "security purposes" just 10 days after a court ruled that it belonged to Palestinians. The house is currently being used as a yeshiva for married men.
The ongoing negotiations with the Palestinians are pushing Prime Minister Netanyahu toward a significant political decision-making moment, as intensifying coalition tensions create the option of forming an alternate government.
Prime Minister Netanyahu says that Israel cannot allow exports from Gaza to the West Bank, despite the Dutch donation of a security scanner, stressing that security trumps prosperity. Angered, visiting Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte canceled a planned dedication ceremony for the scanner at the Kerem Shalom crossing.
Tel Aviv University researchers discovered that depression may be caused not by a lack of serotonin, but by damage to the brain synapses. This discovery may make it possible to prescribe the most effective antidepressant based on a simple blood test.
A bill to double the amount of state aid to Holocaust survivors wins unanimous support from the Ministerial Committee on Legislation. The money will come from a Holocaust restitution company accused of representing a conflict of interest.
Roger Waters, legendary former front man of Pink Floyd and outspoken supporter of the BDS movement, has equated Israeli policies to those of Nazi Germany and slammed the "extraordinary" power of the Jewish lobby in the United States.
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