The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz Newsline, September 5
From Netanyahu cancelling a security cabinet meeting over a purported leak, to the Be'er Sheva municipality moving its wine festival due to religious sensitivity, Haaretz.com sums up the top headlines you might have missed.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unexpectedly canceled a security cabinet meeting on Wednesday morning, telling ministers that information from the first part of the meeting, held the day before, was leaked.
The Israeli government is footing the bill, worth hundreds of thousands of shekels, for moving caravans in the now-evacuated West Bank outpost of Migron. The caravans are owned and rented out by an organization called “Amana,” which supports settlements in the West Bank and other areas of Israel.
In response to a report of some 20 Eritrean migrants trapped between the Israel-Egypt border, Interior Minsiter Eli Yishai declared, “We will not bring the Eritreans into Israeli territory.”
Infant male circumcision was declared legal Wednesday in one of Germany's 16 states, following weeks of controversy about whether the Jewish and Muslim ritual is a crime or not.
First Lady Michelle Obama tried to convince the audience at the Democratic National Convention that the Oval Office didn't change her husband - that he still cares and can achieve his goals.
Gunmen killed a colonel in the Palestinian security forces early on Wednesday when they raked his car with gunfire in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, local officials said.
The international community must consider how to relate to the import of goods that are produced in the settlements, "which we consider illegal according to international law," the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Jonas Gahr Store told Haaretz on the eve of his visit to Jerusalem and Ramallah.
Negev Muslims dropped their opposition to Wednesday's wine festival in Be'er Sheva after the city's mayor announced that winemakers would exhibit their wares outside the perimeters of Be'er Sheva's historic Great Mosque.