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

From a joint Israeli-American missile test in the Mediterranean to the education ministry censoring textbooks, Haaretz brings you the top 8 headlines you might have missed.

Israel and the U.S. carried out a missile test in the Mediterranean sea, Israel's Defense Ministry said in a statement, amid rising tensions in the region over the crisis in Syria.

Two Palestinians driving a stolen truck broke through a roadblock leading up to Ben-Gurion Airport, stopping only when a security guard fired at it. Activity at the terminal was stopped due the incident, but resumed shortly afterward.

The state has promised that a synagogue and married men’s yeshiva built without permits on privately-owned Palestinian land in the Givat Ze'ev settlement will be demolished by next March, after it turned out the purchase deeds to the land were forged.

The Education Ministry has asked textbook publishers to eliminate chapters on human reproduction, pregnancy prevention and sexually transmitted diseases from science textbooks used in state religious junior high schools as well as from their teacher manuals, Haaretz has learned.

Fifteen militants were killed in the Sinai Peninsula by rocket fire, Egyptian state TV reported, after witnesses said army helicopters had attacked militant strongholds in the area.

A NIS 110 million project to build more housing in the Negev and Galilee regions was approved by the government, as part of a plan to bring 300,000 new residents to the country’s north and south over the next decade.

President Obama reflected on the High Holidays and offered New Year’s greetings in a conference call with nearly 1,000 rabbis.

It took 10 date pits and one olive pit to come to the conclusion that the heyday of the copper mines at Timna, near Eilat, was indeed during the reign of King Solomon, in the 10th century B.C.E.