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  • Do stabbings of French Jews mean end of ‘Marseille miracle’?

    January 13, 2016 | 10:39 am

    Only three years ago, the Jews of Marseille were able to congregate without security and in relative safety in their synagogues and community centers. While violence by Muslim extremists rose throughout France, it largely spared the southern port city, where 80,000 Jews and 250,000...

  • Teenager says attack on Jewish teacher was for Islamic State

    January 11, 2016 | 11:47 am

    A teenager who attacked a Jewish teacher in Marseille on Monday is a Turkish citizen of Kurdish origin who said he acted in the name of the militant Islamist group Islamic State, the prosecutor in the southern French city of Marseille said.

    "He claimed to have acted in the name...

  • Two arrested for anti-Semitic incidents near Marseille

    February 15, 2013 | 5:35 am

    French police arrested two men in connection with recent anti-Semitic attacks near Marseille.

    One of the suspects in the attacks in Aix en Provence, a Tunisian national without a visa, was placed in a detention center, according to a Feb. 14 statement by SPCJ, the security...

  • French group that saved Jews from Nazis snubs Shoah memorial event

    February 12, 2013 | 6:41 am

    A French organization that saved Jews during the Holocaust has declined to attend a commemoration because it was organized by pro-Israel Jews.

    The Marseille branch of CIMADE, a French Protestant group established in 1939, declined to attend the region’s main memorial ceremony for...

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  • French teens arrested for chemical explosion near teacher who reported anti-Semitism

    December 14, 2012 | 9:28 am

    Two French teenagers were arrested on suspicion of setting off an explosion near a teacher after she reported receiving anti-Semitic threats at school.

    The teenagers, 16 and 19 years old, were arrested on Dec. 13 in Aix-en-Provence near Marseille in southern France for allegedly...

  • In Marseille, one of France’s poorest cities, Jewish charity is booming

    November 26, 2012 | 12:23 pm

    Standing with dozens of hungry people in a 
breadline, Collette Quidron counts her blessings. 


    “I enjoy coming here,” says Quidron, a Holocaust survivor with diabetes. “I know everybody and there’s always someone to talk to. If you’re Jewish and need tzedakah, Marseille is as...

  • In France, Marseille Jews look to Paris and worry that their calm may be fleeting

    October 17, 2012 | 1:34 pm

    At a time when Jewish institutions across France resemble military fortresses for their security, entering the great synagogue and main Jewish center of this picturesque city on the Mediterranean coast is as easy as pushing open the front door.

    The only obstacles on a recent...

  • Marseille befriending Jerusalem with gift of fountain

    March 16, 2011 | 11:06 am

    The city of Marseille, France, has given a bronze fountain to the city of Jerusalem as a show of friendship.

    Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Tuesday thanked Marseille Mayor Jean Claude Gaudin for his gift of the “Fontaine Longchamp,” which stands more than 11 feet high. The fountain,...

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