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

From Haaretz reader's Q&A with Tzipi Livni to the storm paralyzing Israel, Haaretz brings you the top headlines you might have missed. brings you the top 8 headlines you might have missed.

Tzipi Livni answers Haaretz readers' questions about the unification of Israel's centrist bloc, the renewal of negotiations with the Palestinians, and the possibility of joining Netanyahu's government.

Israel paralyzed by worst storm in decade. Major highways have been closed, usually dry riverbeds fill to capacity, and Safed braces for snow. Some Tel Aviv residents warned are they may be evacuated. Haaretz brings you the latest updates.

Aaron Miller, former peace negotiator whose 2008 book contains Hagel quotes on 'Jewish lobby,' says U.S. politicians prefer to 'keep their heads down' rather than confront pro-Israel lobby; says Israelis may have reason to be wary of Hagel’s attitudes on Iran. Chemi Shalev interviews Miller to learn how Hagel's appointment will affect U.S. –Israel relations.

If the government decides to draft yeshiva students into the army, ultra-Orthodox Jews will respond by leaving the country, Shas' spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef predicts.

Israeli physicians could get green light to deny HIV treatment. The ethics committee of the Israel Medical Association is pointedly refusing to tell doctors that they must treat HIV carriers in all instances.

Making use of an controversial army order that forces settlers off of land they have seized illegally, a 60-year-old Palestinian last week was able to return to his family's field for threshing season. The next tussle over the plot, however, may not go so smoothly.

The historian and professor Zvi Yavetz, among the founders of the Faculty of Humanities at Tel Aviv University and recipient of the Israel Prize in 1990, died on Monday night at the age of 87.

The two-week period of televised campaign advertisements begins on Tuesday night, and with it will come the question that has arisen in every election in recent years: Who even needs them anymore?