The Top 8 Headlines You Might Have Missed / Haaretz Newsline, May 1

From the resignation of former Kadima chair Tzipi Livni, to quantum physics discussions in Tel Aviv bars, sums up the top headlines from Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish World.

Former Kadima leader Tzipi Livni, who lost her party's chair in March to Shaul Mofaz, resigned from the Knesset on Tuesday, but said she cares too much about the State of Israel to completely retire from public life.

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that an attack on Iran should only be carried out as a last resort, and in any case shouldn’t be led by Israel.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman
Olivier Fitoussi

Israel's Civil Administration ordered the Residents of the Palestinian village Deir Istiya to uproot 1,000 young olive trees growing in a nature reserve. They say they will fight the order in court.

U.S. students walked out of a lecture by Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren in George Washington University in protest of the occupation of the West Bank.

Former Israeli Ambassador to Belarus Ze’ev Ben Arye, admitted leaking confidential information related to the investigation against Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. He is facing an indictment on charges of obstruction of justice.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told Tunisian parliament that Netanyahu is his preferred “partner for peace.”

As part of a Weizmann Institute initiative, Tel Aviv bars hosted scientist guest speakers, to entertain patrons with talks on subjects ranging  from alternate realities to quantum physics.

Writers invited to speak at the International Writers Festival in Jerusalem this year are being forced to submit their opening speeches for approval, in an effort to prevent anti-Israel remarks similar to the ones made in 2010