Daybreak: Klansman’s Poorly Chosen Ally
Retrial for Halimi’s killers, human rights in Gaza, and more in the news
• A fugitive Ku Klux Klan member on America’s 100 most wanted list has been turned in—by his pregnant Jewish girlfriend, with whom he was living in Israel. [JPost]
• Parisian gang members convicted of murdering the Jewish Ilan Halimi will be retried, as the court determined their sentences were “too lenient.” [Jewish Chronicle]
• After an organization called Breaking the Silence released testimony from Israeli soldiers describing excessive violence against Palestinians in the Gaza war, Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak asserts that all criticism of the IDF should be presented to him, not the public. [Haaretz]
• A new report from the Center for Social Cohesion draws a connection between the far-right British National Party and neo-Nazism. [JPost]
• David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, represents for the Jews on U.S. News and World Report’s list of “Obama’s 10 Most Important Faith Leaders.” [USN&WR]
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