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  • French Jews slam Iranian president’s visit on Holocaust remembrance day

    1 week ago

    French Jews protested the arrival of Iran’s president in Paris, saying it was particularly unacceptable because the visit fell on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    Hassan Rouhani, who postponed a November visit to France because of the terrorist attacks that killed 130 in...

  • French Jewish politician found dead with stab wounds in his home

    January 12, 2016 | 11:51 am

    The body of a French Jewish politician from a Paris suburb was found riddled with stab wounds in his apartment.

    Alain Ghozland, 73, a municipal counsilor in Creteil, is believed to have been murdered, but police have no leads in the investigation into his death, the L’Express...

  • In poor Paris suburb, crime and extremism spur internal Jewish exodus

    January 12, 2016 | 11:11 am

    At this Paris suburb’s only Jewish facility, Rabbi Prosper Abenaim serves sweet tea to his synagogue’s most frequent and reliable guests: machine gun-toting troops of the French Legion.

    Six soldiers, posted here to defend Jews in this heavily Muslim and crime-stricken...

  • Student cartoon contest commemorates Charlie Hebdo

    By Uri Dromi

    January 7, 2016 | 5:07 pm

    Last May, the Jerusalem Press Club (JPC) held an international conference on freedom of the press. Some 50 journalists and activists came here from all around the world to discuss the threats against journalists and the assaults on media freedom. The testimonials of participants...

  • Paris attacker shouting ‘God is great’ in Arabic shot and killed

    January 7, 2016 | 10:23 am

    One year after a wave of attacks by Islamists killed 17 in Paris, including four at a kosher supermarket, police in the French capital shot and killed a knife-wielding man shouting “God is great” in Arabic.

    Police opened fire on the man, who tried to enter a northern Paris police...

  • Charlie Hebdo editor: We are used to Jews being killed

    January 5, 2016 | 11:18 am

    No one questions when Jews are killed because they are Jewish, the editor of Charlie Hebdo wrote in a special edition of the French satirical magazine marking the first anniversary of a terror attack on its staff.

    “We are so used to Jews being killed because they are Jewish,”...

  • Paris synagogue goers mildly poisoned by irritant smeared on lock

    December 17, 2015 | 8:57 am

    Fourteen people were mildly poisoned by a toxic substance that was applied to the keypad of an electronic lock of a synagogue south of Paris.

    Members of the Jewish community of Bonneuil-sur-Marne on Monday called rescue services to report a sudden strong burning sensation in...

  • Worried by terrorist attacks, some L.A. shuls hike security

    December 16, 2015 | 10:45 am

    Shortly after the November terrorist attacks in Paris, the board of trustees at Sinai Temple held an emergency meeting during which the members voted to double the number of armed guards posted at the prominent Westside synagogue. Sinai’s extra guards were in place by the next...

  • Two arrested in connection with attack on Paris kosher supermarket

    December 15, 2015 | 10:14 am

    An “acknowledged mercenary” and his partner have been arrested in connection with the deadly attack in January on a kosher supermarket in Paris that left four people dead.

    The man and woman arrested Tuesday are accused of helping to provide guns to Amedy Coulibaly in his siege of...

  • Jews against Trump

    By Rob Eshman

    December 8, 2015 | 4:51 pm

    In ways direct and subtle, the Jews of America and the Jews of France, the Jews of the left and the Jews of the right, the Jews of the Reform movement and the Jews of the Orthodox movement, have sent Donald J. Trump a message: Feh.

    “Feh” is a Yiddish expression of disgust.  And...

  • In Paris, public Chanukah ceremonies held despite security concerns

    December 7, 2015 | 10:42 am

    Some 6,000 people gathered in Paris under heavy security for the public lighting of a Chanukah menorah at the base of the Eiffel Tower, despite security concerns in the wake of last month’s terrorist attacks.

    French Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia lit the first candle of a 30-foot...

  • Taking of hostages in northern France not linked to Paris attacks

    November 24, 2015 | 12:46 pm

    Armed men who took hostages on Tuesday in the northern French town of Roubaix appeared to have no link to the Nov. 13 attacks by Islamist militants in Paris but were probably planning a robbery, police sources said on Tuesday.

    "This is apparently not a terrorist attack, it's apparently a robbery," one police source said.

    France remains on high alert after the Nov. 13 attacks in and around Paris in which 130 people were killed.

  • France finds explosive belt, detects Paris suspect’s phone

    November 23, 2015 | 11:00 am

    A suspected explosive belt was found dumped near Paris on Monday and the mobile phone of a fugitive believed to have taken part in the attacks on Nov. 13 was detected in two locations in the city, a source close to the investigation said.

    France and Belgium have launched a...

  • U2 sets December dates for Paris concerts postponed by attacks

    November 23, 2015 | 10:55 am

    Irish rock band U2 set early December dates for concerts in Paris on Monday, after cancelling two earlier performances following the attacks by Islamic State militants that took 130 lives.

    U2 said they hoped to reflect the indomitable spirit of the city with their "iNNOCENCE +...

  • Suspected Paris attacker Abdeslam was in Italy in August

    November 23, 2015 | 10:40 am

    Suspected Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam travelled through Italy in August with a companion, but his presence caused no alarm because he was not a wanted man at the time, an investigative source said on Monday.

    His companion was Ahmet Dahmani, a Belgian man of Moroccan origin who...

  • Dermer blasts world’s confusion on Islamic terror, treatment of Israel

    November 23, 2015 | 10:33 am

    The lineup of speakers at the Zionist Organization of America’s annual Louis D. Brandeis Awards dinner at the Grand Hyatt in NY Sunday evening, turned out to serve as the perfect venue for venting about Israel’s standing in the world and the offering of suggestions about the U.S....

  • Belgian police mount raids in Brussels and other towns

    November 22, 2015 | 10:57 pm

    Belgian armed police mounted raids across the country late on Sunday after the prime minister announced another day of lockdown in the capital for fear a new, Paris-style mass attack may be imminent.

    Shortly before midnight, the public broadcaster, announcing several arrests,...

  • ADL denounces top GOP hopefuls over anti-Muslim remarks

    November 20, 2015 | 12:33 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Friday voiced concern over recent comments made by the three top Republican presidential candidates about Muslim refugees in the aftermath of the deadly terror attacks in Paris.

    On Thursday, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump...

  • Tapped phone led Paris attacker to his death

    November 20, 2015 | 8:15 am

    The top suspect behind last week's Paris attacks was watched by police being led into a building by a woman suicide bomber the evening before they both died there during a raid by special forces, a police source said on Friday.

    Police had been tapping the phone of Hasna...

  • Family of Paris attacker: ‘We are not anti-Semitic’

    November 19, 2015 | 3:36 pm

    The family of one of the Paris attackers said they are not anti-Semitic.

    The mother and brother of Omar Ismaïl Mostefaï, one of the terrorists who shot up the Bataclan theater, called his actions “inexcusable” and “monstrous” through tears on the widely watched French television...

  • Comfort of a Paris home in jeopardy

    November 19, 2015 | 12:56 pm

    Parisians Babette and Sasha Bergman lead what many would consider a charmed life.

    Both Jewish high-tech professionals in their 30s — they met while working at Google’s European headquarters in Ireland — the Bergmans settled in this capital city shortly before the birth of their...

  • NY City police aware of ISIS video but say no specific threat

    November 18, 2015 | 3:43 pm

    New York City police are aware of a newly released Islamic State video that suggests that the largest U.S. city was a potential target of attacks such as those in Paris last week, but that there are no current or specific threats, the department said on Wednesday.

    "While some of...

  • We’ll always have Paris

    November 18, 2015 | 2:28 pm

    Our third president has been often quoted as having said, “Every man has two countries — his own and France.” What Thomas Jefferson actually said, quoting directly from his autobiography, is:

    “So ask the travelled inhabitant of any nation, In what country on Earth would you...

  • Honduras detains 5 Syrians said headed to U.S. with stolen Greek passports

    November 18, 2015 | 2:12 pm

    Honduran authorities have detained five Syrian nationals who were trying to reach the United States using stolen Greek passports, but there are no signs of any links to last week's attacks in Paris, police said.

    The Syrian men were held late on Tuesday in the Honduran capital,...

  • Israel vs. ISIS

    By Rob Eshman

    November 18, 2015 | 1:17 pm

    The tragic attacks, first in Sinai, then in Beirut, and now in Paris, should remind us that the fight against ISIS — the fight against Islamic terror — belongs to no one country and no one religion. We are all threatened, we must all fight, and with every means possible.

    Then why...

  • The Paris attacks: Through a photographer’s lens

    November 18, 2015 | 11:50 am

    The weekend appeared calm. I had the evening off and was at home, Philippe Wojazer was “on call,” Benoit Tessier and Gonzalo Fuentes were covering the France v Germany friendly at the Stade de France, while Jacky Naegelen was editing the game from home in Alsace using remote...

  • Paris rabbi following raid: Terrorists will not affect Jewish life here

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    November 18, 2015 | 11:03 am

    The presence of terrorists in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis will not affect the daily life of the Jewish community there, the head of the local Chabad center said.

    Following a raid Wednesday that ended with the death of two suspected terrorists in the poor and heavily Muslim...

  • Islamic State attack on ‘Crusader France’ also killed Muslims

    November 18, 2015 | 10:23 am

    Among the dead in last week's Paris attacks were two sisters celebrating a birthday, a promising architect, a talented musician and a woman shot while out doing some late shopping.

    What they had in common was that they were Muslims killed in the random slaughter carried out by...

  • Suspected Paris attacks mastermind not identified in raid at this time, French prosecutor says

    November 18, 2015 | 10:15 am

    French investigators cannot yet identify those killed in a police raid on Wednesday but the suspected mastermind of the attacks in Paris was not among those arrested in the operation, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said.

    The raid was staged after receiving a tip on Monday that...

  • Sweden raises threat level, citing ‘concrete information’

    November 18, 2015 | 9:36 am

    Sweden's security police raised on Wednesday their terrorist threat assessment by one step, to four on a scale of five, issuing an arrest warrant for one person and saying there was "concrete information" of a possible attack in Sweden days after the Paris killing spree. 

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