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Sundown: Arrests on Jerusalem Day

Plus Jordan summons Israeli envoy, Claims Conference verdicts, and more

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Israeli policemen separate young Israelis holding national flags and Palestinian protestors with their national flags on May 8, 2013 in the Damascus gate in Jerusalem's Old City, as Israelis celebrate Jerusalem Day. (MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

• This year’s Jerusalem Day march was not without controversy: Israeli police arrested 23 Palestinians while dispersing an unregistered demonstration in the Old City and 13 Jewish youths who were yelling racial slurs during the confrontation. [Times of Israel]

• Israel’s envoy to Jordan was summoned by the Jordanian Foreign Ministry to address alleged restrictions on Muslim worship at the Temple Mount during Jerusalem Day events. [JTA]

• Three people, including two former employees of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, were convicted of stealing $57 million from the organization, which provides financial aid to Holocaust survivors. [Forward]

• A legal claim from the heirs of Richard Semmel to retrieve three well-known paintings the Jewish industrialist was forced to auction under Nazi rule was rejected by a Dutch government panel, which ruled that the paintings are more important to the museums currently housing them than to Semmel’s family. [Bloomberg]

• American Apparel CEO Dov Charney took a break from being generally creepy to reaffirm his company’s commitment to producing its clothes in a U.S. factory that offers above-market wages, in light of the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh that killed more than 800 people. [Daily Beast]

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Sundown: Arrests on Jerusalem Day

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