France

Explosives Lab Used To Bomb Kosher Store Found

French police found lab of "jihadist cell" after interrogating 12 suspects

10/10/2012

French police found an explosives lab that they say was used by a "jihadist cell" in the bombing of a kosher store near Paris.

Francois Molins of the Paris prosecutor’s office said at a news conference Wednesday that the firearms and “all the elements necessary to produce explosive devices” were discovered the previous day at a parking lot in the eastern Paris suburb of Torcy.

French police found the cache after interrogating 12 suspects arrested over the weekend in various French cities, predominantly in Cannes and Paris, he added.

The JDL Chai?

The Jewish Defense League, started by Kahane in 1968, has returned to North America.

08/22/2014
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The JDL chai?

Amid a spate of violent anti-Israel protests, young Jews are turning increasingly to militant solutions.

 Members of the Jewish Defense League demonstrate in front of the Percy military hospital in Clamart, France. Getty Images.

As Online Anti-Semitism Grows, So Do Efforts To Counter It

08/19/2014
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Berlin - It’s been 17 years since Suzette Bronkhorst co-founded the Dutch Complaints Bureau for Discrimination on the Internet, but she said she doesn’t remember the level of anti-Semitic speech on social media platforms ever being this high.

Anti-Israel Rioters Torch Cars, Throw Firebomb At Paris-Area Synagogue

07/21/2014
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PARIS — Anti-Israel protesters hurled a firebomb at a synagogue during an unauthorized demonstration in a heavily Jewish suburb of Paris.

France’s New Chief Rabbi Calls For Inclusiveness

06/24/2014
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Paris - France’s newly elected chief rabbi has vowed to pursue a path of inclusiveness and restore the confidence of the country’s half a million Jewish community, badly shaken by anti-Semitic attacks and a recent scandal over religious divorce.

Men, Apparently Armed, Threaten Paris Cops Outside Synagogue

06/16/2014
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Two men pointed what looked like firearms at police stationed outside a Paris synagogue in part of a weekend string of anti-Semitic incidents in and near the French capital.

French Birthright Expected To Increase Tenfold This Year

06/11/2014
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The number of French participants in Taglit-Birthright Israel is slated to increase to 1,000 this year from approximately 100 a year ago.

Aliyah Up From France, Down From U.S.

11/26/2013
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Jewish immigration from France to Israel has increased by 49 percent in the first nine months of 2013 compared to last year.

Report: 58% Rise In Anti-Semitic Attacks In France In 2012

02/20/2013

France saw an increase of 58 percent in anti-Semitic incidents in 2012 compared to the previous year, according to a report by the French Jewish community.

Remembering Ed Koch, From Paris

02/07/2013
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I am writing this from Paris, where I am participating in the mission of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations.  We are here for five days, and will be moving on for five days of meeting in Israel this coming Sunday.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik is the spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center in Queens.
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