The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of May 4

Israel to open permanent office at NATO HQ, "Zionists worse than animals," post shared by UK Labor official reads, Gaza tensions increase with a number of cross border shooting attacks, and more.

May 4, 2016 16:52
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1. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Wednesday that Israel would accept an invitation from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to open a permanent office at its Brussels headquarters, a move Turkey claimed it had blocked some five years ago.
Read more:  Israel to open permanent office at NATO HQ, five years after Turkey blocked move

2. In yet another row concerning the UK's Labor party and the Jewish community, two elected officials were discovered to have supported "extreme" social media posts concerning Israel, with one message saying that "Zionists were worse than animals," London based newspaperJewish News reported Tuesday.
Read more: 'Zionists worse than animals,' post shared by UK Labor official reads

3. Palestinians in Gaza launched three cross-border fire attacks on IDF units on Wednesday, raising tensions along the border region.
Read more: Gaza tensions continue: Third cross border shooting of the day

4. The story is an all-too-familiar horror tale: An adult in a position of power – in this case a Hasidic school principal – is accused of sexually abusing a child in his care. But one thing makes this episode very different: The encounter was captured on a hidden camera and posted online this week for all to see.
Read more: Disturbing undercover video of Hasidic principal prompts sex abuse probe

5. Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked called Wednesday on UK Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn to take a loud and clear stand and end the political career of any member of his party guilty of anti-Semitism, which she said was alive and well in Europe today.
Read more: Europe has failed to learn lessons of anti-Semitism, Shaked says, pointing finger at UK Labor



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