The Top 8 Headlines You Might Have Missed / Haaretz Newsline, December 18

From Palestinians accusing the U.S. of favoritism in the peace talks to a rabbi convicted of sexual assault avoiding jail time, Haaretz brings you the top 8 headlines you might have missed.

Senior Palestinian officials are blaming the Obama administration for favoring Israel in the peace talks and causing a crisis in the negotiations. They said the United States is playing favorites as compensation to Israel for the U.S. position in the Iran nuclear deal. 

Egypt's public prosecutor ordered former President Mohammed Morsi and 35 other Islamists to stand trial on charges including conspiring with foreign groups to commit terrorist acts in Egypt and divulging military secrets to a foreign state.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries may sell a generic form of the impotence drug Viagra starting in late 2017. The announcement marks the end of a protracted legal battle between the two drug makers. 

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein said on Wednesday he would not appeal last month’s acquittal of Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on fraud and breach of trust charges. 

Opposition Knesset members used Tuesday’s plenary session to call on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to openly take a stand on granting equal rights to the gay community in Israel. Their call comes as several bills on gay rights are threatening to split the prime minister's coalition

Rabbi Moti Elon, former head of Yeshivat Hakotel in Jerusalem, was sentenced to six months of community service and 15 months probation for two counts of sexual assault, but he will not serve any time in prison.

Israel Tax Authority opened an investigation Tuesday into suspicions that senior doctors are taking under-the-table payments from medical tourists, while the Health Ministry asked the prosecution to consider ordering a police investigation into the issue.

After a lengthy battle with the Israel Judo Association, Alice Schlesinger, Israel’s senior judoka until a few years ago, announced that she would no longer represent Israel at judo competitions.