The Top 8 Headlines You Might Have Missed / Haaretz Newsline, March 3

From Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arriving in Washington D.C. to address AIPAC to the Jewish Agency taking "drastic measures" to assist Ukrainian Jews, Haaretz brings you the top 8 headlines you might have missed.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington D.C. where he is scheduled to meet U.S. President Barack Obama, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and address the AIPAC conference. 

The annual conference of the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC opened in Washington, with State Secretary John Kerry, Senator John McCain, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to address the America Israel Public Affairs Committee confab. 

The Jewish Agency is poised to increase emergency assistance to the Jewish communities of Ukraine and even undertake more "drastic measures" if necessary, but airlifting Ukrainian Jews to safety is "meanwhile" still not under consideration. 

The Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved a bill which would allow same-sex couples and singles to have babies through surrogacy, with the current law only allowing heterosexual couples to use surrogacy in Israel

The Jerusalem District Court approved an agreement that will transfer control of the Western Wall to the right-wing Elad-City of David Foundation, despite harsh opposition from non-Orthodox Jewish leaders. 

The Home Front Defense Ministry published the memorandum of a law revising the current prison protocol, which allows for force feeding of hunger-striking prisoners, with the Israeli Medical Association saying forcing hunger-strikers to eat is tantamount to torture. 

The Shin Bet service and the Mossad have banned their employees from replacing their Israeli ID cards and passports with new “smart” documents, which requires joining the state’s new biometric database, with the security agencies fearing data leaks.

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