The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of May 8

Leaked Gaza war comptroller report rattles leadership, defense sources say Gaza border escalation coming to an end, terror victm's husband chastises UN, and more.

May 8, 2016 17:33
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1. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and other top officials were put on the defensive over the weekend after a state comptroller’s report on political failures during the 2014 Gaza war was leaked.
Read more: Comptroller report leak on 2014 war rattles leadership

2. 40-year-old Ivy League professor Guido Menzi, who despite his darker complexion and exotic accent is not of Middle Eastern descent, was questioned after a nearby passenger saw him working on a mathematical equation in-flight and suspected him of plotting a terror attack, the Washington Post reported.
Read more: Math mayhem: Professor questioned for terrorism after solving equation on flight

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3. Defense sources on Saturday evening said the latest escalation on the Gaza border appears to be coming to an end.
Read more: Defense sources assess: Calm is returning to Gaza border

4. Mosab Hassan Yousef, known as “The Green Prince” after the award-winning documentary made about his spectacular life story, has accepted an invitation to speak at the 5th Annual Jerusalem Post Conference in New York on May 22.
Read more: ‘Green Prince’ to speak at Jerusalem Post Conference in NY

5. Natan Meir chastised the United Nations for ignoring the pain caused by the loss of his wife Dafna, 38, who in January was stabbed to death in front of their children by a Palestinian teenager.
Read more: Israeli terror victim to UN: Palestinian neighbors comforted us, but you ignored us




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