Daybreak: Tent City Tear Down
Plus, hot and cold in Eastern Europe, and more in the news
• One of the leaders of last summer’s mass protest in Tel Aviv was arrested while trying to re-pitch her tent on Rothschild Blvd. [JPost]
• Israel has endorsed the release of Russia from the Jackson-Vanik trade restrictions, which were put into place to pressure the Soviet Union to allow Jewish emigration. [JTA]
• Poland’s attorney general is investigating the constitutionality of Halal and kosher slaughter. [Times of Israel/JTA]
• The Financial Times editorial page praised attempts to weaken the oligarchies that control most of Israel’s economy. [FT]
• Two Kassam rockets landed in southern Israel today with no injuries reported. [Times of Israel]
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