Joshua Mitnick |
Fureidis, Israel — The vandal who defaced the El Rahmi mosque in this Arab village came in the pre-dawn hours, after the last of the village men retired to their houses. When the sheikh came to open the mosque for morning prayers at 4 a.m., he found a Star of David spray-painted next to the front door along with the following message: “Close mosques instead of yeshivas.”
Michele Chabin |
Jerusalem — Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony at the Efrata elementary school in Jerusalem took place against a billboard painted with a memorial candle, a Jewish star and the number 66, in honor of Israel’s 66th birthday.
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