The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz Newsline, August 15
From families of assassinated Iranian nuclear scientists suing the West, to Israel's Foreign Ministery updating online social media guidelines; Haaretz.com brings you the top 8 headlines you might have missed.
Morsi's decision to dismiss Egypt's defense minister, army chief and other top security officials was meant to prevent a military coup that was planned to take place in late August, Egyptian media reported on Tuesday, quoting security officials.
The families of Iran's slain nuclear scientists have filed a lawsuit against Israel, the U.S. and Britain, accusing them of involvement in the assassination of their loved ones.
German police have arrested four men suspected of delivering valves for a heavy water reactor to Iran and breaking an embargo on such exports to the Islamic Republic imposed over its disputed nuclear program. The four, one German and three with dual German-Iranian citizenship, are accused of supplying the parts to Iran through front companies in Turkey and Azerbaijan.
Three people were wounded when a bomb exploded Wednesday in Damascus near a hotel used by the UN monitors, state television said. "This was a criminal act aimed at distorting Syria's image," Syria's deputy foreign minister, Faisal Mekdad, was quoted saying.
Australia's highest court ruled Wednesday that a 90-year-old Australian citizen cannot be extradited to Hungary to face accusations he tortured and killed a Jewish teenager during World War II. The High Court upheld an earlier Federal Court decision that stopped the extradition of former Hungarian soldier Charles Zentai to face possible war crimes charges, arguing that those charges did not exist at the time of the slaying.
A European rabbinical group is protesting a mobile app of the notorious anti-Semitic text "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion." The iPhone app, available only in Arabic, costs $1.08 to download.
Israel’s Foreign Ministry has updated the online social media guidelines for its representatives of the State of Israel worldwide, explaining them that surfers on the web take everything posted by the representatives is viewed as Israel’s official position.
Sacramento City Council voted unanimously to approve a sister-city relationship with Israel's Ashkelon, despite opposition from pro-Palestinian organizations.