Sundown: Arrests on Jerusalem Day
Plus Jordan summons Israeli envoy, Claims Conference verdicts, and more
• 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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