Disabled IDF veterans protest in Jerusalem
Disabled IDF veterans protest in Jerusalem. Photo by Tess Scheflan
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The Interior Ministry sponsored a bill that would force migrants denied residency in Israel to leave the country before having a chance to appeal the government decision. Details of the bill were released on Sunday.

Though no official announcement has been made, Egypt seems to be opening its borders to Palestinians, as seven Palestinians waiting at Cairo International Airport were allowed into Egypt without the usual security clearances and visas.

Following the decision of Kadima party leader Shaul Mofaz to withdraw from Netanyahu's governing coalition, party officials are working to depose Mofaz from his role as party head, Haaretz learned on Monday, citing the outgoing vice prime minister's weak poll numbers.

Iraqi police said on Monday that gunmen killed 13 soldiers on an army base in the country's northeast, bringing the nationwide death toll to 82 in the single bloodiest day so far this year.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak has ordered the demolition of eight Palestinian villages in the South Hebron Hills because the territory is needed for Israel Defense Forces training exercises, the state told the High Court of Justice on Sunday.

A proposed law requiring employers to provide security guards and bag checkers with minimal cover against weather conditions has been held up by the Finance Ministry for nearly a year.

Disabled Israel Defense Forces veterans will meet today with the Knesset Health and Welfare Committee, following two months of protest against what they say is the Defense Ministry's refusal to honor agreements with them, and declining benefits. Defense Ministry director general Udi Shani is also expected to attend the meeting.

The Israel Museum in Jerusalem will have separate visiting hours for men and women to its new exhibit about Hasidic Jews. For the first time, the museum decided to introduce separate visiting times, Haaretz has learned, in a bid to attract ultra-Orthodox visitors in the three weeks that yeshivas are closed during the summer.