Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- Vandals left swastikas and anti-Polish profanities on the gates of the Polish embassy in Tel Aviv; a day before, the Polish Prime Minister stated that Jews were among the perpetrators of the Holocaust.
- Kurdish fighters who control a border region of Syria adjacent to Turkey have said that they have struck a deal with the Syrian government to allow government soldiers to help defend against a Turkish offensive.
- Russian police in Dagestan shot and killed a man who had killed five women leaving a Russian Orthodox church service; the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for attacking the church.
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared the Iran nuclear deal to the 1938 Munich Agreement and said that Iran is trying to build an “empire” in the Middle East.
- Pope Francis has reinstated an anti-abuse commission whose mandate expired in December 2017.
- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing a Michigan hospital for allegedly refusing to provide an accommodation to a job applicant who declined a flu shot for religious reasons.