The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz Newsline, February 9
From Habayit Hayehudi officials accusing Lieberman of an 'addiction to American stroking' to a significant rise in the number of Christian Arab recruits to the IDF, Haaretz brings you the top 8 headlines you might have missed.
Senior Habayit Hayehudi officials struck back at Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman over comments he made against the party's leader and in defense of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, saying that unlike the foreign minister, we "will not get addicted to American stroking."
Minutes after the chairman of the Knesset Constitution David Rotem apologized for saying that the Reform movement is "not Jewish", an ultra-Orthodox Knesset member accused Reform Jews of "bribing" Israeli politicians.
Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid threatened to quit the coalition if the bill mandating reform to the ultra-Orthodox army draft did not call for criminal sanctions against Haredi men who dodge the draft.
An Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip critically wounded a global jihadist Palestinian involved in rocket attacks on Israel, as well as a 2011 armed assault that killed eight Israelis near Eilat.
The Israeli army has seen a significant rise in the number of Christian Arab recruits: 84 - three times the average rate - reportedly signed up in the last half of 2013.
The government backed a controversial bill requiring schools to "educate toward strengthening the value of the State of Israel as the Jewish nation-state", coinciding with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's demand that Palestinians recognize Israeli as a nation-state of Jewish People.
Hadassah University Hospital filed for court protection against creditors, after reaching an agreement with the treasury and the Hadassah Women's Organization to provide it with $28.3 million over the next three months.
Data collected by the Public Knowledge Workshop shows that the three new Meretz Knesset members are together responsible for over a third of all proposed laws over the last year. New MKs Uri Maklev, Avraham Michaeli, and Dov Khenin have the highest monthly attendance rate in Knesset committees, the report showed.
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