The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz Newsline, July 16
From Hillary Clinton's visit to Israel, to the kidnapping of Libya's Olympic committee president, Haaretz.com sums up the top headlines from Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish World.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who began her visit to Israel with meetings in Jerusalem on Monday morning, hinted after her meeting with President Shimon Peres that there are differences of opinion between the U.S. and Israel over how to deal with Iran.
A Syrian army defector said that the rebels controlled 60 per cent of the country and that all they needed was limited military intervention from NATO to help them topple President Bashar Assad, a pan-Arab daily newspaper reported on Monday.
Vandals set fire to the entrance of a branch of the National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi) in Ramat Gan early Monday morning. The words “Price tag Moshe Silman,” were written on the wall, referring to the man who set himself on fire during a protest in Tel Aviv on Saturday night.
Video footage obtained by Haaretz shows Silman speaking with a social activist about his difficulty and disappointment with Israel's National Insurance Institute one month before his self-immolation.
Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin is having a difficult time finding a suitable Hungarian representative to attend an official ceremony honoring the righteous Gentile Raoul Wallenberg at the Knesset, due to the support shown by senior Hungarian government officials for known anti-Semites.
Israel security services together with IDF and Israel police uncovered a terrorist cell that planned to kidnap an IDF soldier in the West Bank or Israel as a bargaining chip.
Israel shouldn’t purchase a new technology for treating cancer just yet, but should plan to do so sometime in the future, a panel of oncologists recently advised the Health Ministry.
Libya's Olympic committee president was taken from his car by gunmen in Tripoli on Sunday and his whereabouts are unknown, colleagues said.