Daybreak: Battle for Latin America
Plus Teitel indicted, Australia surrenders ex-Nazi, and more in the news
• Israel and Iran are competing to gain support in Latin America. [Times (London)]
• And the current battleground is Brazil, where Israeli President Shimon Peres has been on a diplomatic visit this week, during which President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva justified his plan to host Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad later this month, saying “You don’t build the necessary peace in the Middle East if you don’t talk to all the political and religious forces that both want peace and are opposed to peace.” [JTA]
• Yaakov Teitel, a Jewish settler accused of terrorism against Palestinians in Israel, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder. “It was my pleasure and honor to serve my God,” he responded. [JPost]
• Australia has approved the extradition of 88-year-old alleged former Nazi Charles Zentai to Hungary, where he will stand trial for murdering a Jewish teenager in 1944; Zentai’s son is wary as to “whether Hungary can provide a fair trial for my father in the absence of any living witnesses.” [AP]
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