World news-roundup: Cape Verde’s Jewish cemeteries made heritage sites

World news-roundup: Cape Verde’s Jewish cemeteries made heritage sites

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World News-roundup
World News-roundup

Country: Germany

Two Chinese tourists who took photos of each other making the ‘Heil Hitler’ salute while visiting Germany are having a lesson in the do’s and don’ts of foreign travel, after being arrested. The two men, aged 36 and 49, now face up to three years in jail for ‘using symbols of illegal organisations’.

Country: Cape Verde

The island nation of Cape Verde has listed its Jewish cemeteries and a number of other buildings with historic Jewish links as heritage sites, meaning they cannot be destroyed or altered. The government hopes they will eventually be marked in a Jewish heritage circuit for tourists to the Atlantic island.

Country: Poland

Two Israeli footballers playing for Hapoel Petach Tikvah were injured after Polish fans rushed the pitch at the end of a game and laid into the opposing team. The incident last week came after the Israelis beat MKS Ceichanow in a ‘friendly’. The club said the attackers were supporters of Legia Warsaw.

Country: Spain

The Spanish Royal Academy has set up a dedicated Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) branch to honour the language of Jewish exiles 525 years after the country’s Jewish population was expelled. Academics say literature from the Ladino-speaking exiles, who fled to Europe and South America, is remarkably well-preserved.

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