Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' recent grand gesture in front of the cameras, asking to join 14 international treaties and conventions, could open him and other Palestinian officials up to prosecution for war crimes, according to one Israeli lawyer.
The Syrian conflict has expanded its reach yet again, with Jordan the latest country to use its military on forces threatening its border. Israel faced a bomb attack backed by the Syrian army and retaliated, Turkey shot down a Syrian jet near its border, and now Jordan has targeted “a number of armed vehicles” trying to enter their country, according to the Petra News Agency.
Controversial clothing line Thor Steiner, accused of catering to neo-Nazis, opened a new store in the middle of London's largest Jewish neighborhood, according to a report in the Independent. Thor Steiner has faced heavy opposition in the past due to its use of logos reminiscent of those worn by Nazi SS officers during World War II.