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

10/14/2012 - 20:00

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
10/14/2012 - 20:00

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
10/09/2012 - 20:00

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.
10/02/2012 - 20:00

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.

This Lithuanian Concentration Camp Is Now A Wedding Venue

07/26/2016 - 10:35
JTA

Kaunas, Lithuania — In this drab city 55 miles west of Vilnius, there are few heritage sites as mysterious and lovely looking as the Seventh Fort.

A film crew preparing to record at the former concentration camp known as the Seventh Fort in Kaunas, Lithuania, July 2016. JTA

European Leaders Turn To Israel For Militant-Spotting Technology

In the wake of recent terror attacks by self-radicalized militants, the European Union looks to Israel for advanced detection technology.

07/19/2016 - 15:45
Editorial Intern

The European Union, whose member nations are increasingly the targets of terrorism, is turning to Israel to detect terrorism and prevent attacks.

European Union flag flies over the Old City in Jerusalem, Israel. Ahmad Gharabli/Getty Images.

Failed Turkey Coup Will Not Affect Reconciliation With Israel, Netanyahu Says

07/18/2016 - 11:47

Jerusalem — A reconciliation deal between Israel and Turkey will not be affected by the attempted military coup, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

Turks waving their nation’s flag at a rally in Ankara’s Kizilay Square in reaction to the failed military coup, July 17. JTA

French Jewish Woman Dies Of Injuries Sustained In Nice Truck Terror Attack

07/18/2016 - 11:41

An elderly Jewish woman who was badly injured in the terror attack in Nice, France, has died of her injuries.

Raymonde Mamane, 77, and her sister, who remains unconscious, were mowed down by a truck driven by French-Tunisian citizen. JTA

Hollande: After Deadly Nice Attack, All Of France Living Under The Threat Of Islamist Terrorism

07/15/2016 - 04:23

Speaking after a mass killing on Bastille Day in the coastal city of Nice, French President François Hollande said all of France is living under the threat of Islamic terrorism.

French President François Hollande addresses the nation on July 15 2016 after a terrorist attack. JTA

Nice’s Jews To Gather On Shabbat Despite Terrorist Attack

07/15/2016 - 04:16

Nice’s Jewish community decided to hold Shabbat activities as planned despite the slaying of dozens of people in the city in southern France, in what French President Francois Hollande said was a terrorist attack directed at revellers celebrating the country’s national day.

French President François Hollande addresses the nation on July 15 2016 after a terrorist attack. JTA
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