The Top 8 Headlines You Might Have Missed / Haaretz Newsline, August 27

From the United States laying out a case for intervention in Syria, to the top Israeli tennis star advancing in the U.S. Open, Haaretz brings you the top 8 headlines you might have missed.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power accuses Syrian President Bashar Assad of using chemical weapons against Syrian citizens as Secretary of State John Kerry lays out the ideological underpinnings of an apparently imminent U.S. military strike against Syria: Not regime change, not even retribution for the killing of tens of thousands of innocents, but the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange drops on Tuesday following Kerry's remarks evening presaging American military intervention in Syria.

Human rights organization accuse Israeli officials of pressuring African migrants in Israeli detention centers to agree to voluntary repatriation, in violation of UN policy.

Vandals slash car tires in an Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem on Tuesday, the latest in a series of incidents blamed on a fringe group of extremists.

As another school year starts on Tuesday, a significant achievement gap remains fully in force between the center of the country and outlying districts, between Arabs and Jews, and between secular and ultra-Orthodox students, according to government data. 

Pro-Palestinian hackers on hijack the Google Palestine domain, redirecting Web users to a hacked version of the page that called for removing Israel from Google Maps and renaming it Palestine.

Jerusalem municipal bulldozers demolished the home of the Zir family of Silwan last week before the courts ruled on the issue, leaving the family homeless and living in a cave. 

The top Israeli in men’s tennis, Dudi Sela, advances to the second round of the U.S. Open in New York Monday night, after winning a thrilling five-set match against Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia.