HEADLINES MAR 31, 2017
In Washington, D.C., police have charged two members of an anti-Arab extremist group with hate crimes, after they were captured on video brutally beating a Palestinian-American school teacher. The assault occurred last Sunday outside a conference center where the American Israel Public Affairs Committee—or AIPAC—was holding its annual meeting. In the video, members of the JDL—the Jewish Defense League—are seen waving yellow flags as they surround 55-year-old Kamal Nayfeh, before kicking and punching him and beating him with a flagpole. The assault left Nayfeh hospitalized with a badly bloodied eye. The Southern Poverty Law Center says the JDL has a history of bombings and was classified in 2000 as a “right-wing terrorist group” by the FBI.