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  • Ilan Halimi, a 10-year Yahrzeit and tragic legacy

    March 2, 2016 | 3:28 pm

    Last week marked the 10th anniversary of the gruesome killing of Ilan Halimi. All over France, pictures of a good-looking and happy 23-year-old covered the front pages of Jewish publications. A number of large-circulation newspapers in the French capital followed suit and dedicated...

  • French rabbi, Muslim rapper to release song for murdered Jew

    February 12, 2016 | 12:42 pm

    A rabbi and a Muslim rapper announced the release in France of a song against racism that they co-produced ahead of the 10-year anniversary of the anti-Semitic murder of Ilan Halimi.

    Coco TKT, a well-known rapper who converted to Islam after spending several years in prison for...

  • The kidnapping that shocked the world

    By Avishay Artsy

    April 24, 2015 | 4:04 pm

    The 2006 Paris kidnapping of a young Jewish man sent waves of alarm throughout Europe and the world. Ilan Halimi, a 23-year-old cellphone salesman, was held hostage and tortured for 24 days while his captors, African and North African criminals who called themselves the “Gang of...

  • France to retry suspects of anti-Semitic murder

    July 13, 2009 | 5:40 pm

    A Paris appeals court on Monday ordered the retrial of members of a gang found guilty last week of kidnapping and torturing to death a young Jewish man, on the grounds that their sentences were too lenient.

    Following a rare intervention by Justice Minister Michele Alliot-Marie, who asked the public prosecutor to appeal for longer jail terms, the court decided to re-try 14 of the 25 members of the gang who were sentenced. Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • For Ilan, a Eulogy

    By Judea Pearl

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    This week marks the shloshim, the 30th day following the death of Ilan Halimi, murdered by French anti-Semites in a Paris suburb.

    "Pour Ilan" -- this is what the sign says, held by demonstrators in a quiet march, in Paris, in your memory. Pour Ilan, Ilan Halimi, my newly fallen...

  • Every Jew Is on the Front Lines of War

    By Caroline B. Glick

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Ilan Halimi's barbarous murder in France should awaken all Jews to the most significant truth of our times: Today, every Jew in the world is on the front lines of war.

    As was the case 70 years ago, every Jew today is a target for our enemies, who shout from every soapbox and prove...

  • French Views Split on Halimi’s Murder

    By Brett Kline

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Some French remain convinced that the barbaric torture and murder of Ilan Halimi, a 23-year-old Jew, was not an anti-Semitic hate crime.

    The kidnap murder has been declared an anti-Semitic act by Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy but also a violent crime whose motive was money....