The top 5 headlines you may have missed / Haaretz Newsline, June 2
From the verdict on ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to a decision by the Rabbinical Assembly to sanction gay marriage ceremonies, Haaretz rounds up the top news from Israel, the Jewish World and the Middle East.
Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison over the killing of protesters in the uprising against his rule. While the verdict saved Mubarak's life, it was not received by the people as "justice."
Syrian rebels fighting to oust President Bashar Assad killed six soldiers in the southern province of Daraa on Saturday and at least eight others in clashes on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, a monitoring group reported.
The Rabbinical Assembly’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, which sets halakhic policy for the Conservative movement, has voted unanimously to provide the approximately 1,600 Conservative rabbis with guidelines on performing same-sex marriages.
Haaretz talks to an L.A. surfer girl who became a lone soldier in one of Israel's toughest units. For Jacqui, the petite 23-year-old who grew up in what she describes as an 'obsessively' Zionist home, moving to Israel and joining the IDF gave her a sense of purpose.
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