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  • French police search home of Toulouse killer’s brother

    September 27, 2012 | 1:18 pm

    French police searched the home of Abdelkader Merah, the brother of the man who murdered a rabbi and three children at a Toulouse Jewish school.

    Wednesday's raid was conducted to determine if Abdelkader Merah was connected to the March 19 attack by his younger brother, Mohamed,...

  • Jewish life in France: Progress amid ongoing concerns

    By Tom Tugend

    August 1, 2012 | 12:01 pm

    On March 19, Mohamed Merah, 23, attacked the Ozar HaTorah school in Toulouse in southern France, killing three students and a rabbi.

    The young Muslim subsequently died in a shootout with police, but within 10 days of the killing spree there were 90 anti-Semitic incidents throughout...

  • French voters moving on from Toulouse, but Jews can’t let it go

    April 19, 2012 | 4:31 pm

    If Isaac Sitrin is worried about being targeted by Jew-hating thugs, then he is hiding it well.

    After determining that a fellow train passenger is Jewish and willing to lay tefillin, he ushers the passenger to the center of Gare du Nord train station. Praying aloud, Sitrin performs...

  • Reflecting on the Toulouse murders

    April 3, 2012 | 5:49 pm

    Addressing an audience of more than a thousand expatriate Iranians in Paris last Saturday, former Attorney General Michael Musasey praised the Iranian Resistance’s leader Maryam Radjavi, a known Muslim political leader, for having “opened the session by extending her sympathy to...

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  • Road to radicalization from Toulouse to Kandahar

    March 21, 2012 | 11:54 am

    For Mohamed Merah, the Frenchman suspected of killing four Jews and three Muslim soldiers in southwestern France, the road to radicalization ran from Toulouse to Kandahar in Afghanistan.

    Merah, 24, who was holed up in a suburban Toulouse apartment on Wednesday, besieged by police...

  • Toulouse shooting suspect’s standoff continues [VIDEO]

    March 21, 2012 | 11:01 am

    The standoff in France between police and Mohammed Merah, the suspect in the shooting at a Jewish school in Toulouse, stretched into its 13th hour Wednesday.

    The standoff began at 3 a.m. Wednesday outside the Toulouse home of Merah, a 24-year-old French national of Algerian descent...

  • The day after and the Jewish community remains open for business

    March 20, 2012 | 3:38 pm

    The breaking news from France yesterday morning was tragic. Just after 8:00 a.m., a lone assailant on a motorcycle pulled up in front of the Ozar Hatorah School in a quiet neighborhood in the eastern part of Toulouse and opened fire with two high-powered handguns. The fusillade of...

  • After Toulouse attack, Sarkozy suspends campaign and Jews warn of rising anti-Semitism

    March 19, 2012 | 12:18 pm

    The attack by an unidentified gunman on a Jewish school in Toulouse, France was condemned by Jewish leaders, who also warned against the rise of anti-Jewish sentiment in Europe.

    “Whoever did this is looking to target the Jewish community at its weakest point, its youth, in the...

  • Security group asks U.S. Jewish groups to be on alert

    March 19, 2012 | 10:38 am

    The security arm of the U.S. Jewish federations asked Jewish officials to remain vigilant in the wake of a deadly attack on a French Jewish school, citing the possibility of copycat attacks.

    “While this event initially appears to be localized, we are always concerned about the...

  • Four killed in shooting at French Jewish school

    March 19, 2012 | 7:58 am

    Four people—a teacher and three students—were shot dead outside a Jewish school in Toulouse, France, officials said.

    A man riding a motorbike reportedly opened fire Monday morning outside the Ozar Hatorah School, where students were waiting to enter the building at the start of the...

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