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Your Daily Spiel for August 17

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A still from Stockholm (TIFF photo)

A white supremacist art thief who calls Adolf Hitler “one of the greatest men in history” has now had his tell-all book shelved by Halifax-based publisher NimbusStealing the Past: My Life as an International Art Thief by John Mark Tillmann was scheduled to be released in September, yet now that Nimbus has learned about Tillmann’s racist history, they’ve decided to seek legal counsel to determine if the book will be published.

The U.S. Consulate in Haifa will close its doors beginning on Sept. 1, with the U.S. Department of State providing no explanation for its closure. Division of labour from the office will be given to the embassy branches in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Filipino church congregants will honour Israel through song, dance and music on Sunday night in Earl Bales Park. This will be the 18th consecutive year that The Friends of Jesus Christ evangelical church will have paid tribute to Israel.

The first four episodes of the Israeli show Stockholm will debut at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by Daniel Syrkin, the dark comedy follows a group of friends who find Avishai (Gidi Gov) dead in bed and then must hide his death in order to allow him to win the Nobel prize.