CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR FACES RECALL ELECTION
Opponents of California's governor have enough valid signatures to trigger a state-wide vote on his leadership. California's secretary of state said that 1.6 million valid signatures had been verified, some 100,000 more than were needed. Gavin Newsom, a first-term Democrat, was up for re-election in 2022, but the recall means he will now probably face a vote this autumn.
DAY OF MOURNING AFTER DOZENS KILLED AT JEWISH FESTIVAL
A national day of mourning is being held in Israel after a crush at a Jewish festival early on Friday that killed 45 men and boys. Some 150 people were injured at the Lag B'Omer festival, near Mount Meron in northern Israel, when they became trapped in an overcrowded passageway. Up to 100,000 mostly ultra-Orthodox Jews were present at the gathering. All of the victims have now been identified.
SARAH HALIMI: FRENCHWOMAN'S SISTER SEEKS TRIAL IN ISRAEL OVER KILLING
The sister of an Orthodox Jewish woman murdered in France in 2017 is to file a legal claim in Israel in the hope of getting a trial against the killer. Kobili Traoré cannot stand trial in France after a court deemed he was not criminally responsible due to his mental state. He killed Sarah Halimi, 65, in what French courts have now accepted was an anti-Semitic attack. He chanted verses from the Quran as he attacked her inside her Paris flat.
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EAST JERUSALEM CLASHES LEAVE OVER 100 INJURED
Scores of people have been injured in clashes in East Jerusalem between far-right Jewish activists, Palestinians and Israeli police. The violence erupted as police tried to keep Palestinians and ultra-nationalist Jewish protesters apart. It follows nights of confrontations in the Israeli-occupied sector amid rising nationalist and religious tensions. East Jerusalem has long been a flashpoint, with an uneasy coexistence there between Jews and Arabs.
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ELI BROAD, BILLIONAIRE ENTREPRENEUR WHO RESHAPED LA, DIES
Eli Broad, the billionaire philanthropist, contemporary art collector and entrepreneur who co-founded homebuilding pioneer Kaufman and Broad Inc. and launched financial services giant SunAmerica Inc., died Friday in Los Angeles.