"The Turks put a label that the marble is Turkish, but everyone knows it's Iranian."
--Yedioth reveals how the latest interior design fad has led to secret Iranian-Israeli commerce.
- Jerusalem: Stones and garbage thrown on Roman church - Vandals threw stones, bottles and garbage at the door of the Roman church on Shivtei Yisrael Street. No one was injured, but the door was damaged. Police suspect residents of the ultra-Orthodox Mea She'arim neighborhood. The church is located on its edge. (Israel Hayom, p. 15)
- Maariv employees considering acquiring part of the newspaper - Following a petition to the board of trustees, the paper's labor union is looking into employees becoming partners in the paper's administration and part of its control. (Maariv, p. 11)
- Pro-Palestinian activists set sail from Naples to Gaza - In latest attempt to break Israeli naval blockade of Gaza, 17 activists from around the world will attempt to reach the territory, carrying humanitarian supplies. (Haaretz+ and Israel Hayom)
- Under the tiles: Israeli money flowing to Iran - Iranian marble is the new rage in Israel and Israeli marble merchants are buying it from Iranian companies through Turkish middlemen. The marble is cut and polished in Turkey and labeled with a 'Made in Turkey' sticker. "But everyone knows it's Iranian," said Eran Siv, Chairman of the Israeli Renovator's Association. (Yedioth, p. 5)
- Hamas gate-crashes press conference where it is accused of torture - Representatives of Gaza's government turned up at a Human Rights Watch press conference in Gaza last Wednesday to dispute a recent report compiled by the international rights group accusing Hamas of torture and other abuses of justice. (Agencies, Israel Hayom)
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