The top 8 headlines you may have missed / Haaretz Newsline, June 15
From the transcript of the Fogel family murder reenactment, to suspected links between al-Qaida and Turkey's IHH, which organized the 2010 Gaza-bound flotilla, Haaretz sums up the top headlines from Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish World.
A year and three months have passed since the murder of the Fogel family in the Itamar settlement near Nablus. Haaretz obtained the transcripts of both the interrogation of those who were eventually convicted and their reenactment of the murder.
The leader of Turkey’s IHH, which organized the 2010 Gaza-bound flotilla, is being investigated on suspicion of funding al-Qaida through the organization, Turkish media reported on Friday.
Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yoav Galant spoke about his fears for Israel's security, and about how the country should "market" itself, at a conference on Middle East security in Washington on Friday. There, he asserted that the "The most prominent and difficult question is how to keep Israel just, and how to market it," adding that he believes Israel has an opportunity now, "after the world watched [Syrian President Bashar] Assad kill more civilian Arabs than Israel killed in 60 years".
A 1931 photograph taken from a German zeppelin has helped solve a mystery about the fate of one of Jerusalem's oldest Islamic schools. The photograph revealed that the school, or madrassa, was located where the Western Wall Plaza is now. But the remains of the building were dismantled by the Israel Antiquities Authority, which did not realize its importance.
The Israel Defense Forces has decided to scale down their use of dogs against demonstrators, in the wake of an incident three months ago when a dog from an IDF canine unit was let loose and bit a protester at Kfar Kadum.
An aerial photograph of the Ulpana neighborhood in Beit El reveals that aside from the five houses to be relocated, part of a sixth house also sits on the land belonging to a Palestinian, and it too will have to be relocated. The civil administration confirmed that the sixth house has also been issued a demolition warrant, along with five caravans constructed illegally on Dora al-Qara's lands near the Beit El settlement.
MK Anastassia Michaeli (Yisrael Beiteinu ) has angered gay groups and MKs alike by saying "most gay people commit suicide at 40." On Wednesday, speaking at a meeting of the Knesset Committee for the Advancement of Women, Michaeli accused Channel 10 of encouraging people to become homosexual.
The state comptroller's report on the 2010 Carmel fire is expected to determine that Interior Minister Eli Yishai and Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz bear "special responsibility" for the outcome of the fire, which claimed 44 lives.
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