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  • L.A.'s Muslims, Jews must join against hate

    April 4, 2012 | 1:43 pm

    To say that the past weeks have been unsettling for Muslims and Jews would be an understatement. The point-blank murder of Jewish schoolchildren and their teacher in Toulouse, France, can only be described as chilling and ruthless. The killer did not limit his hatred to Jews. His...

  • France arrests more suspected Islamic militants

    April 4, 2012 | 12:17 pm

    Ten suspected Islamic militants were arrested in France in the second mass arrest there in recent days.

    The suspects are alleged to have ties to radical Islamist websites and had similar profiles to Mohammed Merah, the gunman who killed three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school...

  • 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...

  • Christianity in the Oakland school shootings

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 3, 2012 | 10:44 am

    By now, everyone has heard about the shooting at Oikos University, a small private school in Oakland, that left seven dead. The suspect reportedly sought revenge against a school administrator, after he was expelled, and when she wasn’t on campus upon his visit, a rampage ensued.

    ...
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  • Arrests in France, Sarkozy compares shooting trauma to 9/11

    March 30, 2012 | 10:12 am

    Following a sweep of arrests of suspected Islamic militants, French President Nicolas Sarkozy compared the fatal attack outside a Jewish school in Toulouse to the trauma of 9/11.

    The trauma was “very deep in our country,” said Sarkozy, who is facing an uphill reelection battle....

  • 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...

  • After Toulouse attack, French Jews are reconsidering Sarkozy

    March 27, 2012 | 12:09 pm

    With the first round of France’s presidential election less than four weeks away, the attacks that left four Jews and three French soldiers dead are reshaping the race—but for now it’s not clear exactly how.

    In the days leading up to the attacks, President Nicolas Sarkozy had...

  • Sarkozy to networks: Don’t broadcast Merah footage

    March 27, 2012 | 11:26 am

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on television networks not to broadcast video footage shot by Mohammed Merah during his attacks on soldiers and on a Jewish school in Toulouse.

    The edited footage was sent on a USB flash drive to Al Jazeera in Paris. Al Jazeera sent the drive...

  • Footage filmed by French gunman sent to Al Jazeera says police source

    March 26, 2012 | 2:42 pm

    Video footage filmed by the French gunman Mohamed Merah during his bloody shooting spree has been sent to the Al Jazeera television network in Paris, a police source said on Monday.

    Al Jazeera received a computer memory drive containing a montage of footage accompanied by Islamist...

  • Strengthening Muslim-Jewish ties in the face of evil

    March 26, 2012 | 12:45 pm

    As a rabbi and an imam, we deeply mourn the tragic loss of innocent lives in the murderous terrorist attacks in France. We express our heartfelt sympathy and compassion for the bereaved.

    Amid the wall-to-wall media coverage of the attacks and their aftermath, one piece of the story...

  • French shooter was on U.S. “no fly” list

    March 22, 2012 | 2:02 pm

    The French Islamist gunman suspected of murdering seven people who was killed in a shootout with police on Thursday was on a “no fly” list maintained by U.S. authorities, two American officials said.

    The officials would not disclose precisely when the militant, Mohammed Merah, was...

  • Shootings upend French election, Sarkozy gains

    March 22, 2012 | 12:32 pm

    The shootings of French soldiers and Jewish schoolchildren by a home-grown Islamist gunman killed by police have upended France’s election campaign and resurrected conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy’s prospects.

    The first opinion poll to be taken since Mohamed Merah, 23,...

  • Toulouse, France

    By Steve Greenberg

    March 21, 2012 | 3:44 pm

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  • French shooting suspect not jailed in Afghanistan, provincial governor says

    March 21, 2012 | 2:32 pm

    An Afghan provincial governor on Wednesday denied statements by a senior prison official that French school shooting suspect Mohamed Merah was jailed for bombings in Afghanistan in 2007 and escaped months later.

    Citing prison documents, Kandahar prison chief Ghulam Faruq had told...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • France fears Jewish school gunman could strike again

    March 20, 2012 | 2:40 pm

    French police stepped up the search on Tuesday for a gunman who apparently filmed the scene as he shot dead three children and a rabbi at point-blank range in a Jewish school, warning that he had already killed twice last week and could strike again soon.

    Authorities believe the...

  • French Jews look for answers, search for security, in school shooting

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 20, 2012 | 12:24 pm

    The attack at a French Jewish school yesterday that left four dead has shaken France’s Jewish community. There are still many unknowns from yesterday’s attack. But the murders have been linked to two earlier shootings of French paratroopers and details have emerged that the gunman...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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