Daybreak: Settlement Mayor Arrested
Plus, an East Jerusalem skirmish, Rothstein arraigned, and more
• The mayor of the West Bank’s Beit Arieh settlement, participating in larger protests, was arrested for disrupting security forces’ implementation of the construction freeze. [AP]
• Violence erupted among Palestinian and Israeli civilians in East Jerusalem after police-escorted residents removed furniture from a Palestinian-built house to which they had won the right. [NYT]
• After finding that the defendant had a fever, the judge overseeing 89-year-old John Demjanjuk’s trial adjourned it for the day. [Haaretz]
• The Anti-Defamation League and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights both condemned the new Swiss ban on minaret construction. [Haaretz]
• Disbarred Florida attorney Scott Rothstein pleaded ‘not guilty’ to charges related to his alleged $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme. [Bloomberg]
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