Daybreak: Demjanjuk Convicted
Plus a daily digest of Armenian life and culture, and more in the news
• John Demnjanjuk, 91 and frail, was found guilty of war crimes for presiding over the deaths of thousands of Jews at Sobibor, and was sentenced to five years in prison. [JTA]
• Homs, Syria’s third-largest city, is the latest target of the violent government crackdown. [NYT]
• P.A. Prime Minister Fayyad is threatening to take the issue of Israel’s withholding of $90 million in tax revenue (since the Hamas reconciliation deal) to the U.N. Security Council. [DPA/Haaretz]
• A Jewish wife and Armenian husband were executed in Iran, it’s not clear why. [Jewish Journal/JTA]
• Two men were arrested in New York City for trying to attack as-yet unspecified syngagoues, in a sting. [ABC News]
• Remember how one of Jerusalem’s quarters is Armenian? This article is all about them. [WP]
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