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Israeli court sentences Birthright assailant

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/israeli_court_sentences_birthright_assailant_20110125

A New Jersey man who assaulted a fellow Birthright Israel participant was sentenced to time served and community service. Jonathan Haft, 25, was convicted Monday in Israel of aggravated assault for attacking Sherry Kestenbaum, 23, also of New Jersey, last May. He was sentenced to to 2 1/2 months in prison and six months of community service. The prison time has already been served. Haft also was ordered to pay Kestenbaum about $55,000 in compensation, according to The Jerusalem Post.

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