The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz Newsline, May 29
From a theoretical scenario for a military assault on nuclear sites in Iran to the oldest Torah scroll known to exist. Haaretz brings you the top headlines from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.
A theoretical scenario for a military assault on nuclear sites in Iran by the end of this year was published by two former senior officers from Israel and the United States. The officers state that the international community must first exhaust non-military efforts to pressure Iran and conclude that, if an attack is necessary, it is preferable to come from America rather than Israel.
Former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman took the stand as the first defense witness in a trial against him for alleged fraud and breach of trust. Lieberman is accused of securing Ze’ev Ben Aryeh a promotion after the latter, while serving as ambassador to Belarus, had informed him that police were seeking information from the Belarus authorities as part of an unrelated criminal investigation into Lieberman’s affairs.
U.S. President Barack Obama instructed the Pentagon to draw up plans for a no-fly zone inside Syria that would be enforced by the U.S. and other countries such as France and Great Britain, two administration officials told The Daily Beast.
Israel admitted this week that it has not finished examining a single one of the 1,404 asylum applications filed by migrants in the country's detention centers. The state also told the High Court of Justice recently that most of these migrants are labor seekers, rather than refugees, despite having failed to complete a detailed investigation into their backgrounds.
An Italian university has found what it claims to be the oldest complete Torah scroll known to exist, the BBC reported.
Israel can stand to gain from Syria's civil war, as long as it avoids interfering, says Haaretz's Amos Harel.
Fourteen Palestinian vehicles were vandalized in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in what appeared to be attacks by militant Israeli settlers following the killing of one of their own last month.