The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz Newsline, February 27
From Jordan's PM threatening to review his country's peace treaty with Israel to an increase in Israeli women faking faith to dodge the military draft, Haaretz brings you the top 8 stories you might have missed.
Jordan's prime minister warned that his country may review its 1994 peace treaty with Israel, after Israeli lawmakers this week broached the possibility of enacting sovereignty over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. “If Israel wants to violate the peace treaty in this issue, the entire treaty […] will be put on the table,” he said.
Israeli security forces in the West Bank killed a wanted Palestinian man who was suspected of plotting to carry out a terrorist attack.
Amnesty International said Israeli forces are using excessive, reckless violence in the occupied West Bank, killing dozens of Palestinians over the past three years in what might constitute a war crime. In a report titled "Trigger Happy," the group accused Israel of allowing its soldiers to act with virtual impunity and urged an independent review of the deaths.
Israel cites 'dramatic decrease' in chemical threat as it closes all but two gas mask distribution centers. However, the Home Front Command said a final decision should not be made before Syria's chemical weapons arsenal is fully dismantled.
Increase in Israeli women faking faith to dodge draft. A law aimed at reducing the phenomenon has been held back for two years due to political foot dragging.
Interim Ukrainian President Oleksander Tuchynov pledged to do everything in his power to protect the country's Jewish community. Nevertheless, at least one European Jewish leader has responded to the threat against the Ukrainian Jewish by requesting outside assistance, both from European leaders and Israeli authorities.
The Israeli Embassy has donated 300 Anne Frank-related books to Tokyo public libraries after hundreds of copies were recently found vandalized. The mayor of Suginami expressed hope that the vandalism incident could be turned into a lesson for Japanese who are not aware of the Holocaust.
Signed copies of Adolf Hitler's anti-Semitic autobiography, 'Mein Kampf,' went up for auction in Los Angeles and are expected to sell for $25,000 each. The auctioneer, himself Jewish, said his auction house does not shy away from selling items linked to history's darker corners.
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