The Top 8 Headlines You Might Have Missed / Haaretz Newsline, September 2

From the decline of Israeli academia to the President Shimon Peres' endorsement of Barack Obama's leadership on Syria, Haaretz brings you the top 8 headlines you might have missed.

The head of the UN refugee agency in Syria says 7 million Syrians, or almost one-third of the population, have been displaced by the country's civil war. Syria asked the United Nations to prevent "any aggression" against it.

The Israeli and Palestinian negotiating teams will meet on Tuesday in Jerusalem for a sixth round of talks since the resumption of the peace process in July, a senior Israeli official told Haaretz.

President Shimon Peres said that he trusts U.S. President Barack Obama's judgment in regards to the crisis in Syria.

For the first time in a while, the Women of the Wall held a prayer service at the Western Wall and got to worship, sing and even dance at the holiest site in Judaism largely unperturbed.

Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was hospitalized overnight for the third time in a week due to a deterioration in his condition.

Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Avigdor Lieberman castigated the international community for not making an effort to end the civil war in Syria.

The number of scientific studies per capita in Israel has gradually declined over the past few decades, according to a new study. While in 1991 Israel was number one worldwide in the number of scientific studies published per capita, by 2011 it had dropped to number 13.

A 92-year-old who served in the Waffen-SS, Adolf Hitler's elite Nazi troops, goes on trial in the city of Hagen on charges of having shot in the back and killed a Dutch resistance fighter at the end of World War II.