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  • Inevitability, Mr. Anderson?

    By Ariel Blumenthal

    July 4, 2013 | 8:45 pm

    No writer in Hollywood could have gotten it better. Revolution in Egypt: a season finale shocker.

    For decades it was common knowledge that Hosni Mobarak is sitting on a barrel of Islamist explosive, that only his firm hand is keeping the Muslim Brotherhood from taking over the...

  • Foreigners still caught in Sahara hostage crisis

    January 18, 2013 | 11:20 am

    More than 20 foreigners were still either being held hostage or missing inside a gas plant on Friday after Algerian forces stormed the desert complex to free hundreds of captives taken by Islamist militants.

    More than a day after the Algerian army launched an assault to seize the...

  • Meet the filmmakers of the French megahit “The Intouchables” [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 3, 2012 | 12:21 pm

    These are heady times for the French-Jewish filmmakers Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache.  Harvey Weinstein snatched up the rights to their French-language odd couple dramedy, “The Intouchables,” following The Weinstein Company’s penchant for purchasing Gallic fare such as the...

  • Algeria reportedly refuses body of Toulouse gunman

    March 29, 2012 | 10:38 am

    The body of the gunman who killed three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse will be buried in France rather than Algeria as his father had requested.

    Algerian authorities have refused to allow the body of Mohammed Merah to enter the country for burial, Reuters...

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  • Discovering Algeria: Exploring Timgad

    By Lisa Niver Rajna

    December 6, 2011 | 10:38 am

    Guest Post by: Kit Herring

    Few people visit Algeria anymore because of internal strife, but I hitchhiked across the country in 1975.  Theses are some recollections of the country’s greatest archeological site, the Roman city of Timgad, as they appear in my novel, Descending the...

  • Enrico Suavé

    By Curt Schleier

    October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    In 1961, a saddened and disheartened 23-year-old Algerian school teacher and musician named Gaston Ghenassia was merely one of the thousands of refugees on a ship bound for France, leaving his homeland in the aftermath of the Algerian Revolution. Little did he know at the time how...
  • Screenings

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 22, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    In Roger Hanin's semi-autobiographical film, "Soleil" (1997), 13-year-old Meyer is kicked out of school for being Jewish in Vichy North Africa. It is a sign that things have changed for his family in Algeria, where Jews had peacefully lived for centuries amid the Moslems. Now,...
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