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

From Tel Aviv protests against the new governing coalition, to a shocking historical discovery near Beit Shemesh, sums up the top headlines from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world.

Over 1,000 people demonstrated on Tuesday night near the Habima Theater in Tel Aviv against the deal struck between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Kadima leader Shaul Mofaz.

Top Palestinian peace negotiator Saeb Erekat is hospitalized at Ramallah hospital in the West Bank early on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack.

The attorney general is contemplating filing charges against Mohammed Bakri, director of the controversial film "Jenin, Jenin," which implies that Israel Defense Forces soldiers committed war crimes in a 2002 military operation in the Palestinian refugee camp.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he is ready to engage with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a Middle East peace agreement if he proposes "anything promising or positive."

Haaretz writers provide comprehensive analyses of the recent dramatic changes in the Israeli governing coalition.

Archaeologists announce a shocking discovery near Beit Shemesh, believed to be the first-ever archaeological evidence of Judean ritual dating from the time of David, about the 10th century B.C.E.

The UN releases a statement regarding reports of weapons being smuggled between Syria and Iran, amid calls to end violence in Syria.

The Israel Table Tennis Association announces that it is ceasing all activity immediately and will not be sending players to international tournaments.

Tel Aviv demonstration - Hadar Cohen - May 8, 2012
Hadar Cohen