The Hamas government in Gaza has forbidden local journalists from working with Israeli media outlets.
A Jerusalem municipal committee gave final approval for plans to build a new Jewish neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem.
A man and a woman in the Toulouse area were arrested on suspicion that they helped Mohammed Merah "commit crimes" that may have included the murder of four Jews.
A Swedish ship carrying human rights activists attempting to break Israel's naval blockade of Gaza left from Italy.
Iraq said it is cutting archaeological cooperation with the United States because the U.S. has not returned Iraq’s Jewish archives.
A meeting in Cairo between representatives of Hamas and Fatah did not bring a Palestinian national unity government any closer.
Israeli combat planes pounded the Gaza Strip in retaliation for the worst barrage of rocket attacks on southern Israel in two years. The French news agency AFP and Israel Radio reported repeated strikes on the strip late Monday night. Israel Radio said that there were reports from Palestinian sources of 17 wounded. The army was not responding to the reports, the radio said.
Poland is shelving plans to compensate former property owners -- among them Holocaust survivors -- for assets confiscated during the communist period. The announcement by Poland's state treasury was met with "shock and dismay" by the World Jewish Restitution Organization, which represents survivors and their heirs. "Given the current economic situation, work on this draft legislation cannot be continued," a Polish official announced on March 9, the French news agency AFP reported.
A Tunisian synagogue was not the target of arsonists, a Jewish leader asserted, contradicting another leader. Jewish community leader Perez Trabelsi on Tuesday told the French news agency AFP that the synagogue in the southern Gabes region was burned Monday night by arsonists; he said the Torah scrolls were damaged in the fire. "I condemn this action and I believe those who did it want to create divisions between Jews and Muslims in Tunisia who have lived for decades in peace," Trabelsi later told Reuters.
Letter from France highlights three stories; slander trial raises questions over footage of the killing of Mohammad al Dura in 2000, the mayor of Paris shows his support for captive Isreali soldiers, Israeli Prime Minister Olmert visits Paris.