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.

After Nepal Quake, Some 100 Israelis Are Reported Missing


Tel Aviv— Some 100 Israelis remain among those reported missing two days after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, killing more than 3,700 people.

Nepal Death Toll Rises Above 3,300 As Rescue Efforts Hampered


Jerusalem — The death toll from the earthquake in Nepal rose to more than 3,300 two days after it struck, as planes carrying rescue workers and aid were delayed due to natural conditions.

Moscow Has World’s Second-Largest Limmud


Moscow — The Limmud Jewish learning conference in Moscow attracted nearly 1,500 participants, making it the second-largest event of its kind worldwide.

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Hundreds of people gather in Queens to light candles for the victims of the earthquake in Nepal. Getty Images

U.S. Accidentally Killed Jewish Hostage In Al-Qaida Raid, White House Says


U.S. forces accidentally killed Warren Weinstein, the Jewish-American government contractor who had been held hostage by al-Qaida since 2011, the White House acknowledged.

Warren Weinstein, who had been held hostage by al-Qaida, was killed along with Italian hostage Giovanni Lo Porto. (YouTube

Survivor Confronts Nazi Guard At Trial

Indiana’s Eva Kor, face to face with Oskar Groening during recess in German court.

Staff Writer

It happened during the lunch recess Tuesday, the first day of the trial in Germany of the former Auschwitz guard being tried on 300,000 counts of complicity in the murder of Hungarian Jews who were sent to the gas chambers in the summer of 1944.

Eva Kor approaching Oskar Groening during a recess in trial of Auschwitz guard. Courtesy of Eva Kor
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