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SLA wo­man to be Jewish

THE daugh­ter of a for­mer Chris­tian Le­banese ally of Is­rael is con­vert­ing to Ju­daism. Leilan Hadad, 30, whose fa­ther, Saad, founded the now de­funct South Le­banese Army, has be­gun con­ver­sion classes in Haifa, ac­cord­ing to an in­ter­view with her mother in Ye­diot Achronot. “Leilan de­cided that she wants to con­vert,” said Therese Hadad. “I’m happy for her that she has taken the course she has cho­sen.”

Me­mo­rial van­dalised

A HOLO­CAUST me­mo­rial in Ukraine has been van­dalised two days be­fore it was due to be un­veiled. A swastika and the words “SS” were painted on the mon­u­ment in Donetsk, ac­cord­ing to the Union of Coun­cils for Jews in the For­mer Soviet Union. The me­mo­rial marks the border of the Jewish ghetto set up by the Nazis be­fore they sent most of lo­cal Jews to their deaths. A ded­i­ca­tion cer­e­mony for the me­mo­rial went ahead de­spite the van­dal­ism.

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