The Top 8 Headlines You Might Have Missed / Haaretz Newsline, April 23

From Peres' declaration of faith in Abbas as a partner for peace to tensions between Michael Oren and Bob Simon, sums up the top headlines from Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world.

President Shimon Peres tells Haaretz that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is a worthy and serious partner, and it was certainly possible to reach a peace agreement with him during the past three years.

Street View, the Google maps technology that allows users to pan 360-degree views of streets and sights, was launched Thursday in Israel with views of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa. Jerusalem was photographed by the Google team in October and November of 2011, using its specially-adapted vehicle, the soft autumn light and puffy clouds imparting a special grace to the city.

Rabbi Baruch Shochat during his hush-hush visit to the Israel Museum last week.
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Natasha Mozgovaya discusses tensions between veteran '60 Minutes' reporter Bob Simon and Israel's Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren, after the latter attempted to influence a segment on Israel's relationship with Palestinian Christians, by calling top CBS officials. Simon said that had never happened to him before, but Mozgovaya is not so sure that's true.

Or Heller, the military correspondent of Channel 10 News, revealed on Sunday that he received threats on his life in the past few days after he published a recording of Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner criticizing the chief of staff, Benny Gantz.

The head of the Karlin-Stolin Hasidic dynasty received a behind-closed-doors tour of the Israel Museum last week, the first official visit there by a major ultra-Orthodox leader.

The Tel Aviv Municipality has formally asked the Transportation Ministry for permission to operate seven new bus lines in the city on Shabbat, beyond the Shabbat lines already requested.