The Top 8 Headlines You Might Have Missed / Haaretz Newsline, April 30

From the passing of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's father to former Defense Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer's exclusive interview with TheMarker, Haaretz brings you the top news from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's father, Benzion Netanyahu, died Monday morning in his Jerusalem home at the age of 102. His funeral will take place at 5 P.M. at Har Hamenuhot in Jerusalem. 

Former Defense Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer told TheMarker in a wide-ranging interview this week that Israel must maintain its ties with Egypt at all costs. 

A master-class on conflict resolution that was set to be given by an Israeli lecturer in Manchester next week was canceled by the British National Health Service, after trade union members who were to take part in the class objected to participating in a workshop with an Israeli expert

A senior UN official in Geneva last week listed Israel among the nations she says are restricting the activities of human rights groups, along with countries such as Belarus, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Ethiopia and Venezuela. 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet decided Sunday that the government will fund two temporary housing solutions for the residents of the illegal outpost of Migron, to the tune at least NIS 25 million each.

An embarrassing confrontation broke out during a panel discussion at a New York conference hosted by the Jerusalem Post on Sunday, when former Mossad chief Meir Dagan accused Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan of lying, while Erdan replied that Dagan is sabotaging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's efforts to put a halt to Iran's nuclear aspirations.

A Facebook group is calling for a boycott of singer Achinoam Nini, who sang last week at an alternative Memorial Day event for bereaved Jewish and Palestinian families. But Nini isn't taking the criticism lying down.