👀 Israeli expatriates called on the Jewish Federations of North America to rescind an invitation for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address its annual conference in Tel Aviv this month. The letter also calls for disinviting Simcha Rothman, a Knesset member credited as the mastermind behind the government’s judicial overhaul plan. (Unxeptable)
⚖️ A Jan. 6 rioter who openly admired Hitler was sentenced to three years in prison on separate weapons charges. Hatchet M. Speed, 41, has already been convicted for his role in the siege on the Capitol; the new charges stem from a yearlong FBI investigation after the insurrection showing he stockpiled $40,000 in weapons and ammunition while predicting to others that the government would fall. (Washington Post)
😔 A renowned Jerusalem girls’ school came under fire for a March video in which several students donned brownface for Purim to dress as Mizrahi Jews. The Horev Girls School apologized for the video, which was made on school property with administrators’ approval, and said it was meant as a holiday parody. (Haaretz)
📷 Poland’s Jewish history museum unveiled an exhibit of previously-unseen photographs of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the 80th anniversary of which is next week. The existence of the photos was announced in January, after they were found by the son of the Polish firefighter who took them. (Haaretz, JTA)
😢 One Israeli died and dozens of others were injured in a tour-bus accident in South Korea. The bus, which was carrying 33 Israelis, overturned while navigating a bend. (Haaretz)
🕵️ U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, the New York Democrat who is now minority leader of the House, has long distanced himself from antisemitic comments his uncle Leonard Jeffries, a Black Studies professor, made in the 1990s.Now, CNN journalists have uncovered an editorial Jeffries wrote in his college newspaper defending his uncle — who had made comments about the involvement of “rich Jews” in the African slave trade and blamed a “conspiracy” of Jewish executives in Hollywood for denigrating Black Americans in film — as well as Louis Farrakhan. (CNN)
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