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  • Suspected Merah accomplices arrested in Toulouse

    May 16, 2013 | 11:03 am

    Two men suspected of being accomplices of Islamist terrorist Mohammed Merah were arrested near Toulouse.

    Investigators believe the men, arrested Tuesday morning, are believed by investigators to have helped plan a series of deadly attacks in March 2012. One of the suspects was...

  • Two arrested on suspicion they aided Toulouse killer Merah

    February 27, 2013 | 9:55 am

    French police arrested two men on suspicion that they helped Mohammed Merah in two killing sprees in the Toulouse area last year, including at a Jewish school.

    The two were arrested separately on Tuesday in Toulouse, according to Le Monde.

    Merah, a 23-year-old radical Muslim,...

  • Knife-wielding woman arrested outside Toulouse Jewish school

    February 6, 2013 | 10:31 am

    A knife-wielding woman was arrested after threatening a student of the Toulouse Jewish school where an Islamist radical murdered four people nearly a year ago.

    The 51-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday outside the Ohr Hatorah school (formerly Ozar Hatorah) after she brandished...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Student beaten outside Ozar Hatorah school in Paris

    March 27, 2012 | 1:47 pm

    A Jewish boy reportedly was beaten outside the Ozar Hatorah school in Paris by youths shouting anti-Semitic epithets.

    The incident occurred Monday outside the school, which the 12-year-old victim attends. He was not seriously injured.

    The attack came a week after a gunman opened...

  • 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...

  • Tears flow amidst a determination for democracy

    March 21, 2012 | 10:31 am

    The Jewish community in New York gathered for a memorial service at the Consulate of France Tuesday afternoon.  The well-attended service was organized by Rabbis Joseph Potasnik and Avi Weiss. Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove, Senior Rabbi of the Park Avenue Synagogue, offered the comfort of...

  • Neo-Nazi soldiers eliminated as suspects in Toulouse attack

    March 20, 2012 | 11:53 am

    Three former French soldiers who were believed to be involved in the shooting attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse were questioned and released by French police.

    The men, who were dismissed from the military in 2008 for posing with a Nazi flag, have been eliminated as suspects, the...

  • Toulouse victims to be buried in Israel

    March 20, 2012 | 10:17 am

    The four victims of the attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse will be buried in Israel.

    The bodies will be flown from Toulouse to Paris by the French Air Force and then will be flown by El Al to Israel.

    The burials in Jerusalem are scheduled for Wednesday.

    A man riding a...

  • Thousands march in memory of Toulouse victims

    March 20, 2012 | 9:20 am

    Thousands silently demonstrated Monday evening in Paris to pay tribute to the four victims of a shooting attack at a Jewish school in southwestern France.

    A man riding a motorbike opened fire Monday morning outside the Ozar Hatorah School in Toulouse, where students were waiting to...

  • L.A.’s French Jews react to Toulouse killings

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    March 19, 2012 | 4:38 pm

    French Jews in Southern California reacted with sadness and disgust, but not surprise, to the shooting at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France, that left three children and one teacher dead.

    “In France you are scared – you cannot even wear a kippah on the street,” said Francky...

  • From Middle East to France, a Jewish school’s journey

    March 19, 2012 | 12:40 pm

    Rabbi Jean-Paul Amoyelle, head of the Ozar Hatorah network of Jewish schools in France, was woken at 4 a.m. during a visit to New York with chilling news.

    Jewish schools and synagogues in France had been targeted in a string of attacks in the past decade, many of them arson, but...

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