The Top 8 Headlines You May Have Missed / Haaretz Newsline, April 27

From a controversial government request to reverse a High Court evacuation order to New York’s finest caviar, sums up the top eight headlines from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

Two Israelis are preparing to file a NIS 1 billion lawsuit against the Swiss government and two Swiss banks for allegedly refusing to return money and valuables deposited by their parents shortly before World War II.

The Israeli government petitioned the High Court of Justice to postpone the execution of an evacuation and destruction order on five houses in the Ulpana neighborhood of Beit El, a move in contrast with earlier government policy.

It is currently unclear exactly who is responsible for a suicide attack that killed nine people in Damascus.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said in an interview that he “hopes” IDF chief Benny Gantz is correct in his estimation of the Iranian nuclear situation.

A “solidarity tent” has been erected in Central Ramallah, in support of roughly 2,000 Palestinian prisoners currently in the midst of a hunger strike, in opposition to Israeli Prison Service policy.

No injuries were reported after molotov cocktails were thrown at the homes of African refugees in south Tel Aviv.

Roughly a year after being arrested for organizing illegal protests in the West Bank,  Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi has been released from prison, amid suspicions that he will resume illegal protest activity.

Some of New York’s finest caviar has been coming from Israel for years – unbeknownst to upscale Manhattan diners.

Molotov cocktail in southern Tel Aviv April 27, 2012 (Oren Ziv)
Oren Ziv