The Top 8 Headlines You Might Have Missed / Haaretz Newsline, December 27

From the Attorney General's decision to add severity to the indictment against Lieberman to environmental concerns regarding the train to Eilat, Haaretz brings you the top headlines you might have missed.

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein decided to add severity to the indictment against former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who is accused of illicitly pushing for the promotion of an Israeli envoy.

A verbal and physical scuffle erupted after Israel's Supreme Court heard a petition against a decision to ban Israeli Arab lawmaker Hanin Zuabi from running in the January 22 Knesset elections.

Iran's deputy foreign minister lays down condition for IAEA access to military site where nuclear activity is suspected; Iran has so far said it is not legally obliged to expose non-nuclear site to international inspectors.

An Israeli human rights lawyer demanded that Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein overturn a plea bargain reached with a man indicted for hurling firebombs at homes and a kindergarten belonging to African migrants in south Tel Aviv.

Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu announced it plans to take over Israel's interior and housing ministries after the January elections, offices currently held by Shas Chairman Eli Yishai and his party colleague, Ariel Atias.

Government planners to decide how one of Israel’s biggest-ever infrastructure projects will affect one of the country’s most important and unique natural regions. Green-minded organizations argue that a section of the planned railway line to Eilat will have a serious impact on the landscape, flora and fauna.

You would expect Israelis with a liberal worldview to flock to the only party to flaunt the 'leftist' label. Anshel Pfeffer discusses why they don't.

Israeli, Spanish ecologists suggest new approach for saving species from extinction. According to their study ecological diversity is not always the answer to ensure the future of as many species as possible.