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  • For Jews of Nice, terrorist attack came as no surprise

    July 26, 2016 | 1:54 pm

    To the millions of tourists who visit Nice annually, the city in southeast France is an ultimate holiday destination that offers inviting beaches and luxury casinos, stunning architecture and world-class museums.

    Sandwiched between the Maritime Alps and the Mediterranean Sea,...

  • L.A. family escapes death in Nice

    By Eitan Arom

    July 20, 2016 | 1:13 pm

    JDate, the Jewish dating website, has been credited with countless marriages, but probably never before with saving a life.

    But without JDate, Greg Krentzman wouldn’t have met his wife, Sophie. He says she saved his life July 14, when a terrorist in Nice drove a truck through a...

  • French Jewish woman dies of injuries sustained in Nice terror attack

    July 18, 2016 | 10:12 am

    An elderly Jewish woman who was badly injured in the terror attack in Nice, France, has died of her injuries.

    Raymonde Mamane, 77, died Sunday at a local hospital, the French Jewish newspaper Actualite Juive reported Monday.

    Her sister, Clara Bensimon, 80, remains unconscious...

  • Prepare for a life with terror

    July 18, 2016 | 9:32 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    The musical sounds from the street saxophonist wafting above Jerusalem’s Jaffa Street this morning nearly drowned out the din of sirens and the noisy rush of curious onlookers while police and security personnel physically...

  • What can France learn from Israel?

    July 18, 2016 | 8:39 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    As France mourned the 84 dead and more than 200 wounded in the attack in Nice, an alert security guard in Jerusalem foiled a potential attack on Jerusalem’s light rail train, when he spotted a suspicious man loitering near the...

  • As terror unfolded in Nice, local rabbis jumped to action

    By Eitan Arom

    July 15, 2016 | 1:02 pm

    Rabbi Reouven Ouanounou was still in his office at the Chabad Lubavitch of Nice Côte d'Azur at 11 p.m. on July 14 when he saw people running frantically in the streets. 

    The Chabad house is a five-minute walk from where hundreds had been celebrating Bastille Day with a fireworks...

  • Sinai Temple vigil unites police, clergy for “healing in tragic times” [VIDEO]

    By Ryan Torok

    July 15, 2016 | 11:56 am

    A week after the murder of five police officers in Dallas and just hours after more than 80 people were killed and 200 wounded from a terrorist attack in Nice, France, Los Angeles rabbis, African-American Christian faith leaders and Los Angeles Police Department officers came...

  • Flemish Jews: Better coverage of Israel would have prepared Europe for truck attack in Nice

    July 15, 2016 | 10:48 am

    A group representing Flemish Jews said that the vehicular attack in France was shocking to Westerners because their media has willfully ignored a spate of car ramming attacks in Israel.

    The Flemish Region’s Forum of Jewish Organizations issued its unusual statement Friday about...

  • Hollande: After deadly Nice attack, all of France living under the threat of Islamist terrorism

    July 15, 2016 | 8:22 am

    Speaking after a mass killing on Bastille Day in the coastal city of Nice, French President François Hollande said all of France is living under the threat of Islamic terrorism.

    “After Paris in January 2015 and then St. Denis in November last year, and now Nice, in its turn, is...

  • Nice’s Jews to gather on Shabbat despite terrorist attack

    July 15, 2016 | 8:17 am

    Nice’s Jewish community will hold Shabbat activities in a spirit of solidarity and defiance after a terrorist killed scores of people in the city in southern France.

    A 30-year-old man drove a rented white truck through a crowded promenade in the coastal resort city on Thursday...

  • Breaking Bodies

    By David Suissa

    July 14, 2016 | 9:06 pm

    Leave my body alone.

    This is my thought when I see terror.

    I don’t care if it’s a truck, a gun, a knife, a bomb.

    Just leave my body alone.

    Do not slice my flesh.

    Do not splinter my bones or explode my arteries.

    Do not rape my muscles and ligaments.


  • Truck attack kills 80 in Nice on Bastille Day

    July 14, 2016 | 3:13 pm

    A gunman killed 80 people and wounded scores when he drove a heavy truck at high speed into a crowd that had watched Bastille Day fireworks in the French Riviera city of Nice late on Thursday, officials said.

    Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said 80 people died and 18 were in...

  • Soldiers protecting French Jewish center stabbed

    February 3, 2015 | 8:49 am

    Three French soldiers protecting a Jewish community center in the southern French city of Nice were attacked by a knife-wielding man.

    One soldier was stabbed in his arm and another was cut on his face in the Tuesday afternoon attack, the French news agency AFP reported. The...

  • Tales from the crib: Jolie’s Jewish ob-gyn speaks

    By Dinah Spritzer

    July 15, 2008 | 8:05 pm

    NICE, France (JTA)—Angelina Jolie brought her twins into the world on Shabbat.

    That fact may have been overlooked last Saturday by the thousands of media outlets covering the birth, which took place at Lenval Hospital’s Santa Maria Clinic.

    But the timing did not escape Dr. Michel...