The top 8 headlines you may have missed / Haaretz Newsline, June 4
From this week's talks between the IAEA and Iran, to the first-ever Limmud event in China, Haaretz rounds up the top news from Israel, the Jewish World and the Middle East.
The UN nuclear watchdog and Iran will hold a new round of talks this week to try to reach an agreement to resume a long-stalled probe into suspected atom bomb research in the Islamic state, IAEA chief Yukiya Amano said on Monday.
Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein held consultations with officials from the State Attorney's Office and the Military Advocate General Corp on Sunday to debate the legality of the plan to move the West Bank outpost of Ulpana to a nearby military zone.
Two Eritrean migrant workers were injured overnight as a result of a fire that erupted in their central Jerusalem apartment. An investigation raised suspicions of arson.
Syrian government forces on Monday killed 15 people in a shelling attack on a restive area near the border with Turkey, activists said, one day after President Bashar Assad vowed to crush a rebellion against his rule. Activists said the shelling attacks targeted areas in the northern province of Idlib, where rebels clashed with government troops.
Jews living in Asia gathered near the Great Wall of China for the first-ever Limmud event in the world’s most populous nation. Sunday's program, run by Limmud International, drew nearly 100 Jews from Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Mumbai, the Philippines, Japan, Singapore, Israel, Britain and the United States.
Thousands of people have filed objections to a plan to turn an abandoned building into a 160-room hotel on the southern coast of Eilat, which they say is an "architectural monster" that would impair the landscape and endanger the coral reef off the coast. The hotel developers say the project, now in the final stages of planning approval, would have no effect on the reef.
A plan to build 490 apartments near the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo received final approval last week, despite claims that the noise, lighting and pollution accompanying the project could harm the animals.
With the exception of a burst of rain towards its end, the annual Salute to Israel Parade – now known as Celebrate Israel Parade – went off without a hitch in New York on Sunday. Over 35,000 people marched in the parade along the prestigious Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, most of them from Orthodox Day Schools in the New York and New Jersey areas.
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