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


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

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

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.

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.

Two First Steps To Heal A Rift

A former State Department policy adviser argues for a bipartisan way forward on the Iran deal.

Special To The Jewish Week

The Congressional debate surrounding the Iran nuclear deal proved to be very divisive and, ultimately, the White House prevailed. Now it’s time for a bipartisan effort to begin the healing process between Washington and Jerusalem.

The White House made the argument that the deal curbed the Iranian nuclear program, despite acknowledging Iran as a leading state sponsor of terror. It charged that critics had no better alternative to reduce Iran’s nuclear stockpile of uranium, mothball most of its centrifuges and remove the core of its plutonium reactor.

A Different Kind Of For-Profit

KIND Snacks’ Daniel Lubetzky opens up about raising the snack-food bar, Yiddish memories and humble beginnings.

Staff Writer

Today, you’d be hard-pressed to find a grocery store or gas station depot that doesn’t stock KIND snack bars, the wholesome to-go treats that boast whole nuts and fruit behind their transparent wrappers. 

Entrepreneur Daniel Lubetzky’s memories of his late father, a Holocaust survivor, are part of his motivation for his success.

After Iran Deal Battle, Unity Declared By 53 Jewish Groups


Washington — More than 50 Jewish groups signed a statement saying that despite differences over the Iran nuclear deal, the community was united about the dangers Iran poses.

Malcolm Hoenlein

Former Nazi Camp Dachau Housing Homeless And Refugees


Buildings that were part of an herb garden at the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau have been turned into housing for homeless people and refugees.

In England, It’s Love’s Labor’s Lost

Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn and British Jewry may need to make up.


Jeremy Corbyn, the new head of Britain’s opposition Labor Party, has many of the makings of a hero for British Jews.

Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn addressing the Trade Union Congress conference last week in Brighton, England. Getty Images

Tracing Poland’s Past, And Its Future

A young couple makes meaning, and a living, turning mezuzah traces into new mezuzahs. And they’re helping push the country beyond revival.

Web Director

It was the last workday before Passover, and I was at my desk when the receptionist interrupted my menu planning to tell me my guests were here. I was expecting no guests. I almost never have guests. So I tiptoed out to the waiting area, embarrassed, curious and, yes, a little scared about Charlie Hebdo.

Mystical quest and serious business: Alexander Prugar and Helena Czernek.
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