The Top 8 Headlines You Might Have Missed / Haaretz Newsline, March 7

From Syrian allegations of Israeli espionage to the Kashrut of locust, Haaretz brings you the top 8 headlines you might have missed.

Syria said it uncovered an Israeli spy camera monitoring a "sensitive site" on its Mediterranean coast.

President Shimon Peres rejected European Union criticism of Israel‘s settlement policy during a visit to Brussels, arguing that it did not stand in the way of peace in the Middle East.

Ben Zygier was facing 20 years in prison on “serious espionage” charges when he hanged himself in an Israeli prison, suggests a report published by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which found fault with the Australian government’s handling of the case.

The Philippine government said that talks were under way for the release of 21 unarmed Filipino UN peacekeepers who were detained by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights in the increasingly volatile zone separating Israeli and Syrian troops.

Since the arrival of the locust swarms this week, some religious Jews have been wandering in the south in search of a snack − especially Yemenites, for whom this is traditional fare. But eating locusts has been controversial according to Jewish law for generations, and on Wednesday a prominent rabbi banned it.

Israel’s Ambassador to Serbia Yossi Levy said that Israeli directors make films about the Palestinian issue only so that they can win prizes abroad.

A Jewish-American pro-Palestinian activist who is married to an Israeli woman was not allowed to enter the country with his pregnant wife. An Israeli court rejected his petition to cancel the order against his entry, and he is expected to be put on a plane back to the United States Wednesday night.

A simple breath test can successfully diagnose stomach cancer and distinguish cancer from other complications in the digestive system, scientists from Israel, China and Latvia have found.