The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz Newsline, December 14
From Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's formal resignation, to the possible ramifications of mass rallies in the West Bank, Haaretz sums up the top headlines from Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish World.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman handed his letter of resignation to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday morning, following his indictment on charges of fraud and breach of trust.
Despite all the recent headlines in the Israeli media predicting a third intifada, it seems that the events of the last weekend actually bear witness to a rapprochement between Fatah and Hamas.
Egyptians voted narrowly in favor of a constitution shaped by Islamists and which opponents said was a recipe for deepening divisions in the nation, officials in rival camps said on Sunday after the first round of a two-stage referendum.
The year 2012 saw a record high in violence against refugees and asylum-seekers in Israel, the annual report by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel revealed on Sunday.
Raw sewage from the ultra-Orthodox town of Beitar Illit in the West Bank overflowed this month and polluted fields cultivated by Palestinian farmers who live in the village of Wadi Fukhin below.
The United States stepped up pressure on Iran over its nuclear program on Thursday, imposing sanctions on seven companies and five individuals, including Iran's atomic energy chief.
Several Labor Party candidates allegedly employed teenagers to distribute campaign material in the Haifa area on the day of the party primary last month, working them more than the permitted number of hours and keeping them out of school.
A week after a leader of Hungary's far-right Jobbik party called for lists of prominent Jews to be drawn up to determine national security risks, Janos Fonagy, the state secretary of the Development Ministry spoke out against the move in the Hungarian parliament.
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