(JTA) — A New Jersey woman was attacked in Israel by a fellow participant on the Birthright Israel program.
Sherry Kestenbaum, 25, of Piscataway, N.J., was attacked May 31 in the hallway of a hotel at a kibbutz guest house near the Dead Sea, the New Jersey Jewish News reported. Fellow participant Jonathan Haft reportedly made advances to Kestenbaum, which she rebuffed, according to the newspaper.
Haft, a martial arts expert, remains in jail, charged by Jerusalem Police with assault with a deadly weapon. A court hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.