The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz Newsline, July 8
From the diplomatic battle between Israel and the Palestinians to a golden chache discovered in Appolonia, Haaretz sums up the top headlines from Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish World.
While negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians are currently frozen, both sides continue to exchange blows in the diplomatic arena. The Palestinians are continuing their efforts to gain acceptance as a state in various international organizations, mostly affiliated with the United Nations, while Israel is doing its best to block these moves.
A U.S. Jewish weekly has initiated a crowd-funding project, geared at convincing prominent director Woody Allen to make his next film in Israel.
Israel's security forces say settlers must leave land, despite documents presented to the high court indicating that some of the plots the settlement was built on were in fact purchased by the settlers.
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef cancels yeshiva students' summer vacation and adds extra prayer to help 'nullify the decree.'
A gold cache, one of the largest ever found in Israel, was discovered last week in a dig in the Apollonia National Park, near Herzliya, heads of the archaeological project said.
Jewish Democratic Representative Barney Frank wed his longtime partner, James Ready, on Saturday, becoming the first sitting congressman to enter into a same-sex marriage.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party unanimously approved the recommendations of a committee formed to draft a new Haredi enlistment law on Sunday, days after the premier ordered the panel's dissolution due to what he said was its inability to reach a suitable compromise.
Tens of thousands of people gathered Saturday night in Tel Aviv to demand that ultra-Orthodox and Arab Israelis participate in the universal draft. Among the demonstrators were politicians and senior reserve officers.