Less than a year into her job at North Shore Synagogue in Syosset, N.Y., Rabbi Debbie Bravo sounded remarkably poised as she and her community face one of their most powerful challenges together: Hurricane Sandy.
Bravo’s land line was dead. When she picked up her cell phone Tuesday, she had just returned from the local police station.
“I have a child who takes medication that has to be refrigerated,” she said calmly.
Twitter has reportedly agreed to remove French-language anti-Semitic messages from its website and to block access to an account linked to German neo-Nazis.
Stephane Lilti, an attorney for the Union of French Jewish Students said that Twitter has agreed to remove tweets that her group has flagged as anti-Semitic, according to the French newspaper Le Nouvel Observateur.
Twitter has been engulfed in a wave of French anti-Semitic posts using the hashtag #unbonjuif, meaning “a good Jew” in French.
The tweets were condemned by French anti-racist and Jewish organizations on Monday.
In a statement, the Anti-Defamation League said the social networking service, founded in 206 with an estimated 500 million current users,“lags far behind other established social media platforms” in tackling hate speech and banning those who use it.
Chemical weapons, nuclear debris and Mossad agents in biohazard suits all have played prominent roles in the dozens of conspiracy theories surrounding the crash of an El Al airplane here 20 years ago this month.
But Rob Oudkerk, vice chairman of the Dutch parliament’s inquiry into the deadly crash, has studied and dismissed them all.
New School talk with Anna Baltzer finds him blasting BDS movement.
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French police found lab of "jihadist cell" after interrogating 12 suspects
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.