The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz Newsline, February 19
From a minister urging the state to treat "price taggers" as terrorists, to Israel secretly flying African asylum seekers to Uganda, Haaretz brings you the top 8 headlines you might have missed.
"Price taggers" should be treated as terrorists, Protection Minister Amir Peretz urged after the latest anti-Arab attack in East Jerusalem, in which masked vandals spray-painted graffiti and slashed dozens of tires.
Ultra-Orthodox draft-dodgers will face criminal charges, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decreed, if the cabinet and Knesset agree, with the new law taking effect in 2017.
Presbyterians rejected an anti-Zionist study guide released by the Presbyterian Church last month positing that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is fueled by a “pathology inherent in Zionism."
Israel has been secretly flying African asylum seekers to Uganda, a senior government official said, with $3,500 inducement, pressure to leave, and harsh condition spurring detainees to go.
A new proposal for direct vote in presidential elections may have more to do with keeping candidates Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu doesn't like out of presidency, than with letting the public get the vote, sources say.
Mk Basel Ghattas has asked Pope Francis to intervene with the Israeli government on the issue of recruiting Arab Christians into the IDF while Muslim Arabs are exempt, calling this “part of a divide-and-conquer policy.”
A number of public figures and intellectuals are furious over what they say is their wrongful inclusion on the membership list of a Temple Mount pressure group, with acclaimed authors A.B. Yehoshua and Haim Gouri among those denying association.
An Arial University student was suspended after writing on Facebook that the academic institution is "worse than a Syrian prison."