The Top 8 Headlines You Might Have Missed / Haaretz Newsline, August 9

From a new National Intelligence Estimate report on the Iranian nuclear program to the coordination between Israel and Egypt, Haaretz sums up the top headlines from Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish World.

President Barack Obama recently received a new National Intelligence Estimate report on the Iranian nuclear program, which shares Israel's view that Iran has made surprising, significant progress toward military nuclear capability.

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi fired his intelligence chief and the governor of Northern Sinai following the deadly weekend attack on troops by suspected militants in Sinai.

The current security coordination between Israel and Egypt is perhaps at the highest level it has been since the peace agreement was forged by the two nations, say Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff.

Egyptian intelligence made a request to Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh to extradite members of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ paramilitary wing.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat signed demolition orders for two trailer homes in East Jerusalem, put up by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, that house Palestinian families whose former homes were torn down by the city.

Swiss experts have been invited to the West Bank to test Yasser Arafat's remains for possible poisoning, the chief investigator looking into the 2004 death of the Palestinian leader.

The Center for Renewal of Democracy projects the left as a lost cause in Israel - the public views it as being non-serious, irresponsible, not credible, elitist, alienated and devoid of realistic solutions to Israel's security problems, according to a new poll it published.

Iran said an abrupt end to the rule of President Bashar Assad would have catastrophic consequences for the country, as it pushed ahead with a diplomatic meeting of its allies it says is the best way of resolving the intensifying conflict.