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Dutch Mark 20th Anniversary Of El Al Amsterdam Crash As Questions Linger

10/15/2012

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.

Crash site in the Biljmer neighborhood in Amsterdam.

Kafka's Writings To Go Public

After long legal battle, Israeli court orders papers transferred to the Israel National Library

10/15/2012

An Israeli court ruled that papers belonging to writer Franz Kafka be transferred to the Israel National Library in Jerusalem.

The Tel Aviv District Family Court made the ruling last Friday following a years-long legal battle.

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.

Jailed Alan Gross May Have Tumor

Doctors say Jewish-American contractor has mass behind right shoulder.

10/03/2012

Jailed Jewish-American contractor Alan Gross may have a cancerous tumor that needs to be treated, his lawyer said.

Gross has an unidentified mass behind his right shoulder, according to reports. Cuban doctors declared the mass to be a hematoma that would reabsorb over time.

CT and ultrasound scans of the mass conducted by the Cuban doctors were sent to Gross' lawyers in the United States.

Firebombs Fail To Ignite At Toulouse Jewish Center

07/28/2014
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Police in Toulouse arrested a man who hurled three firebombs at a Jewish community center and the officers guarding it.

Auschwitz Selfie Girl Defends Her Actions

07/25/2014
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An Alabama teen who faced criticism for posting a smiling snapshot of herself in front of the Auschwitz concentration camp is defending her actions, saying that it was a tribute to her father who passed away.

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But they’d be off by four decades and a continent.

Rabbis Jacqueline Tabick, Amy Eilberg, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso and Sally Priesand stand with a photo of Rabbi Regina Jonas.

State Department Warns Americans To Defer Israel Travel

07/22/2014
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U.S. Commits $47 Million In Humanitarian Aid For Gaza

07/22/2014
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The United States has committed $47 million to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

The money will be for “direct humanitarian assistance,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stressed Monday night in Cairo at a news conference with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Ukrainian Jewish Leaders Slam Top European Rabbis’ Visit To Crimea

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Leaders of a prominent Jewish community in Ukraine criticized European rabbis who attended a Kremlin-sponsored Holocaust commemoration ceremony in Crimea.

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