The Top 8 Headlines You Might Have Missed Haaretz Newsline, December 9

From Netanyahu attacking Abbas for not condemning Meshal's anti-Israel speech, to an ancient vessel shedding light on Bronze Age Canaanite banquets. brings you the top 8 headlines you might have missed.


Hamas' declaration that it would never recognize Israel once again exposed the true face of Israel's enemies, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. Netanyahu also noted that President Abbas failed to condemn Meshal's words.

Netanyahu's remarks at the weekly cabinet meeting came after Hamas chief Khaled Meshal said on Saturday, during a rally in Gaza commemorating the movement's 25th anniversary, that "there is no legitimacy for Israel."

Israeli special-ops forces are operating in Syria in effort to locate its chemical and biological weapons arsenal, The Sunday Times has reported on Sunday.

Despite concessions already made by President Morsi, a major Egyptian opposition group said Sunday that his decision to press ahead with the planned referendum on the new constitution would deepen the political crisis.

Livni's newly established political movement, Hatnuah, is not taking votes from the Labor, Haaretz analysis based on latest polls show. The parties how are affected by the move, polls show, are Meretz and Lapid's Yesh Atid.

One of the two main suspects in a 2011 murder of a Jewish settler claims to have worked for Palestinian intelligence.

Some women that emigrated from Ethiopia eight years ago say they were told they would not be allowed into Israel unless they agreed to be injected with the long-acting birth control drug, according to a report on Israel Educational Television.

An ancient vessel found in an archaeological site in Israel's north that contained red wine said to shed light on Bronze Age Canaanite banquets.

A member of the Al-Qassam brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, gives a speech during a rally marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of Hamas, Gaza City, December 8, 2012. Credit: Reuters



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