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UN group calls for probe into alleged Israeli health violations

Gabe Friedman (JTA) — The World Health Organization called for an investigation into alleged “mental, physical and environmental health” abuses by Israel. Cosponsored by the Arab Group of States and the Pales... [Link]

Man charged for murder of Jewish law professor Dan Markel

Gabe Friedman (JTA) — Florida police charged a man for the murder of Dan Markel, a Jewish law professor shot outside his home in 2014. Tallahassee police on Thursday arrested Sigfredo Garcia, 34, and charged hi... [Link]

On Lag B’Omer in Israel, hundreds injured, forest fires rage and cats are threatened

Brian Schaefer (JTA) — Bonfires lit up Israel during the Jewish holiday of Lag B’Omer, resulting in hundreds of injuries and possibly igniting a blaze in Jerusalem that forced the evacuation of dozens ... [Link]

Robert Kraft urges Yeshiva U grads to have ‘wildly improbable dreams,’ like owning the Patriots

Brian Schaefer (JTA) — In a Hebrew-laced Yeshiva University commencement address, Robert Kraft recounted his dream of owning the New England Patriots and urged graduates to have their own “wildly impro... [Link]

NY Times editor calls out Donald Trump for ignoring supporters’ anti-Semitic tweets

Andrew Silow-Carroll (JTA) — A New York Times editor who has received a deluge of anti-Semitic tweets from supporters of Donald Trump is calling on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to denounce the inv... [Link]

Holocaust refugee known for anti-Israel activism dies at 91

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Hedy Epstein, a Holocaust refugee whose sharp criticism of Israel — including comparing the state to the Nazis — drew controversy, has died at 91. Epstein died at her home in St. Louis ... [Link]

Hezbollah is broke thanks to US sanctions, says White House official

Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — Non-nuclear U.S. sanctions against Iran and its allies have led to Hezbollah being in “its worst financial shape in decades,” the top sanctions enforcement official told ... [Link]

NJ court rules $11M state grant to yeshiva unconstitutional

Julie Wiener (JTA) — A New Jersey court has ruled unconstitutional state grants to two religious institutions — including $10.6 million to one of North America’s largest haredi Orthodox yeshivas. The ruling... [Link]

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