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.
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.
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.
French police have shot and killed one man in Strasbourg and arrested 10 others in a series of raids on suspects in the recent bombing of a kosher supermarket near Paris.
The dead man, Jeremy Louis Sidney, was shot on Saturday afternoon after firing and lightly wounding one of eight police officers who came to arrest him at his apartment, the daily Le Parisien quoted Patrick Poirret of Strasbourg's prosecutor’s office as saying.