The Top 8 Headlines You Might Have Missed / Haaretz Newsline, April 17

From a rocket attack on the southern Israeli resort city Eilat, to Prisoner's Day, an annual event commemorating Palestinian detainees, brings you the top 8 headlines you might have missed.

Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat, and Egyptian security sources said the rockets had probably been fired from the Egyptian territory. The Iron Dome missile defense system in the city tracked the rockets but did not operate to shoot them down.

While Israel was marking 65 years of independence on Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to endorse Resolution 65, affirming that the U.S. will fully back Israel should it be drawn into a conflict with Iran.

In preparation for Prisoner's Day, an annual event commemorating Palestinian detainees, the Israel Defense Force has increased troops, particularly Border Police, in several West Bank locations where conflict is anticipated. 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to ask British Prime Minister David Cameron during their meeting in London to be extremely cautious about arming the Syrian rebels, a senior Israeli official has said.

Reserve soldiers who serve in the Israel Defense Forces for several weeks every year may find they are no longer eligible for the same funding they received in the past.

London staged its biggest political funeral in almost half a century when Britain's governing elite joined the Queen and global leaders to bid farewell to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, known as the "Iron Lady."

As thousands of Australian Jews join communal celebrations for Israel’s 65th birthday this week, subtle shifts appear to be evolving within the Zionist camp Down Under, making way for more ambiguity in viewpoints that once leaned either strictly black or white.

There aren’t many national stages in Israel that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hasn’t yet appeared on. But Tuesday, for the first time, in honor of Israel’s Independence Day, he stepped onto the stage of Eretz Nehederet (a satirical comedy show in Israel, similar to the American Saturday Night Live) a show that has devoted a great deal of time over its 10-year history to ridiculing him.