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  • 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...

  • Israeli leaders condemn remarks by EU’s Ashton

    March 20, 2012 | 10:29 am

    Israeli leaders condemned remarks by European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton which appeared to compare the Toulouse victims to deaths in Gaza, while Ashton said her words were “grossly distorted.”

    At a conference Monday in Brussels on Palestinian refugees, Ashton...

  • 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...

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  • Another Crime of Hate?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 19, 2012 | 3:27 pm

    A chilling sequel to my previous post:

    Earlier this morning, a man riding a black motorcycle opened fire outside of “Ozar Hatorah” school in Toulouse, France. Israeli teacher Jonathan Sandler, his two children (3, 6) and another girl were killed.

    Throughout the day, the French...

  • New York City police tighten security at Jewish sites

    March 19, 2012 | 2:26 pm

    New York police ramped up security at synagogues and other Jewish institutions on Monday following the deadly attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse, France.

    Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said tightened surveillance and increased patrols at more than 40 locations citywide came in...

  • Sarkozy: Gunman in French shootings driven by racism [VIDEO]

    March 19, 2012 | 12:57 pm

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that the same gunman who shot dead a teacher and three children at a Jewish school in Toulouse on Monday was also responsible for the killing of three soldiers last week, apparently motivated by racism.

    “We know that it is the same person and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Post office manager wounded in shooting near Pico-Robertson

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 28, 2012 | 10:35 am

    A post office near Pico-Robertson was the site of shooting last night.

    According to a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson, a manager of the Preuss Station Post Office at 1200 South Alfred Street was shot in the hand last night.

    The manager observed a suspect trying to...

  • Giffords attends vigil marking attack anniversary

    January 9, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords led the Pledge of Allegiance at a vigil marking the one-year anniversary of an attack on the congresswoman and her constituents at a political event.

    Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, attended the candlelight vigil Sunday night at the University...

  • Man wanted in D.C. shooting has ‘Israel’ tattoo

    November 16, 2011 | 3:50 pm

    A man wanted in an alleged shooting near the White House has “Israel” tattooed on his neck.

    In a Nov. 12 web posting, the U.S. Park Police say they are seeking Oscar Ramiro Ortega, 21, in the Nov. 11 shooting in the 1600 block of Constitution Avenue in Washington, between the White...

  • Giffords learns identities of shooting victims

    August 21, 2011 | 1:34 pm

    U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) has learned the identities of those killed in a shooting attack during a meet-the-constituents event at which she was also shot.

    Jared Loughner allegedly opened fire Jan. 8 at the event in Tucson, killing 6, including a long-time Giffords aide...

  • Reform cites Giffords shooting in urging clip ban

    April 28, 2011 | 3:38 pm

    The Reform movement cited the attack that seriously wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others in urging Congress to ban high-capacity ammunition clips.

    “The clips can hold 30, 50 or even 100 rounds, enabling shooters to cause serious casualties before needing to reload,”...

  • Woodland Hills search area one of largest in recent LAPD history

    January 19, 2011 | 6:05 pm

    A shooting in Woodland Hills has caused traffic jams throughout the area as police search for a man who shot a Los Angeles Unified School District police officer this afternoon, the LA Times reports.

    The seven square miles that police are scouring in Woodland Hills is one of the...

  • Giffords’ husband, U.S. Navy Captain Mark Kelly releases statement about the tragedy in Arizona

    By JewishJournal.com

    January 10, 2011 | 12:55 pm

    The following is a statement by Gabrielle Gifford’s husband, U.S. Navy Captain Mark Kelly, taken from the congresswoman’s website. For more information on the Arizona shooting, click here.

    “On behalf of Gabby and our entire family, I want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the...

  • ADL: Assessing hate speech angle in shooting ‘critical’

    January 10, 2011 | 10:46 am

    The Anti-Defamation League said it is “critical” to determine whether the man alleged to have shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was influenced by hate speech.

    “It is critical to determine whether the alleged shooter, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner, acted alone or with others, and whether...

  • New Mumbai Chabad house to memorialize Holtzbergs

    October 20, 2010 | 10:28 am

    Tentative plans for a new Chabad House in Mumbai feature a memorial to the emissary couple slain in the 2008 attacks in the Indian city.

    The plans for the new Nariman House, on the site of the previous Chabad House, are pending consultations with security experts, according to an...

  • Three Iranian Jewish men murdered in West Hollywood

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 29, 2010 | 9:28 pm

    According to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s report, on the evening of August 26th three men, now identified as local Iranian Jews, were found murdered inside their apartment located on the 600 block of North Kings Road in West Hollywood.

    The victims, who were found by Sheriff’s...

  • Israel probing Palestinian protester’s fatal shooting

    April 28, 2010 | 3:15 pm

    Israel’s military is investigating the shooting of a Palestinian protester.

    Israeli troops shot at the feet of dozens of protesters who had gathered Wednesday morning at the buffer zone between the eastern Gaza Strip and Israel to plant Palestinian flags. Palestinians are barred...

  • Help Honor Stephen Tyrone Johns

    By Rob Eshman

    June 12, 2009 | 6:18 pm

    We need to honor Stephen Tyrone Johns, 39,  the security guard who was gunned down June 10 by a white supremacist at the entrance to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

    “A soft-spoken, gentle giant,”  Milton Talley, a former employee of the U.S. Holocaust...

  • Security Guard Killed at U.S. Holocaust Museum Attack [VIDEO]

    June 10, 2009 | 3:11 pm

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    UPDATE:

    An 88-year-old white supremacist shot and killed a security guard Wednesday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum before being shot by two other museum security guards.

    Stephen Tyrone Johns, who was on the security staff of the museum for six years, died after...

  • Judge declares mistrial in Seattle Jewish Federation shooting case

    June 6, 2008 | 11:21 am

    SEATTLE (JTA)—A judge declared a mistrial in the case of the gunman who shot up the offices of this city’s Jewish federation.

    The King County prosecutor vowed to retry Naveed Haq, 32, who claimed he was not guilty by reason of insanity.

    The jury said it could not agree on all but...

  • AUDIO: Iranian American Jews —Death and violence in the community (taboo?)

    By Karmel Melamed

    May 2, 2008 | 12:21 am

    Local Iranian Jewish community leaders on recent incidents of violence in the community and the traditional taboo on discussing the topic.

    http://jewishjournal.com/audio/IAJPodCast20080429.mp3

    From Karmel Melamed’s Iranian American Jews blog.

  • Beverly Hills PD alleges Iranian Jewish man shot brother

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm


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    Alfred Hakim, 49, an Iranian Jewish resident of Beverly Hills, was allegedly shot Wednesday night by his 47-year-old brother, Adel.

    According to the Beverly Hills police department, officers responded at 9 p.m. to a call of shots being fired in the 400 block of North...

  • How to love a Jew you hate

    By David Suissa

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    What do you do when you can't stand another Jew? When their political views make you sick, or when you feel completely alienated from their lifestyle -- whether because they are too religious, or too secular, or simply too unfamiliar?

    For that matter, what do you do if another Jew...

  • Arnold stops at Jewish Home for Aging; Cal GOP says ad campaign worked; North Valley JCC shooting la

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    One Special Stop on the Campaign Trail

    Even when the gubernatorial election was just two days away, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger found time to talk to a large group of senior citizens at the Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda.

    After arriving nearly an hour late, the governor was met...

  • Lawsuit Filed in Granada Hills Jewish Community Center Shooting

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Lawsuit Filed in Granada Hills Jewish Community Center Shooting

    Families of the victims of the 1999 North Valley Jewish Community Center (JCC) shooting in Granada Hills are suing the state of Washington for allegedly failing to supervise the man who committed the crime. The $15...

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