France

Toulouse: Marine Le Pen calls for war against 'politico-religious fundamentalists'

By Jennifer Lipman, March 21, 2012

The far-right French presidential hopeful has weighed in to the public debate as details about the perpetrator of the gun attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse emerge.

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French police: Mohammed Merah 'visited Pakistan, Afghanistan'

By Jennifer Lipman, March 21, 2012

The man believed to be behind the murders of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse on Monday is a 24-year-old with French citizenship.

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Funerals of Toulouse victims as suspect surrounded by police

By Jennifer Lipman, March 21, 2012

The funerals of the four victims of the shootings at a Jewish school in France on Monday have been held in Jerusalem.

Thousands of mourners gathered in the city to mark the tragic deaths of Rabbi Jonathan Sandler Rabbi, his two young sons and seven-year-old Miriam Monsonego.

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Nearly half of Britons question loyalty of Jews

By Jennifer Lipman, March 20, 2012

A survey has found that nearly half of Britons think that Jews are more loyal to Israel" than their own country.

The research, conducted for the US hate monitor, the Anti-Defamation League, looked at antisemitic attitudes in ten European countries, and compared the findings to the results of a similar survey in 2009.

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French minister flies to Israel for funerals of Toulouse victims

By Jennifer Lipman, March 20, 2012

Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister has welcomed the decision of the French Foreign Minister to fly to Israel for the funerals of the rabbi and children murdered in Toulouse in Monday.

The four victims of Monday's attack all had dual French and Israeli citizenship, and will be buried in Jerusalem. The funerals are scheduled for Wednesday morning.

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French gunman could have filmed Jewish school shooting

By Jennifer Lipman, March 20, 2012

French investigators hunting a man who shot at pupils arriving at a Jewish school in Toulouse on Monday morning, killing four people, believe he filmed the attack.

The man, who has also been linked to the murders of three soldiers, was said to have had a video camera attached to him as he escaped the scene on a motorcycle.

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EU's Baroness Ashton under fire for Toulouse murder comments

By Jennifer Lipman, March 20, 2012

The European Union's High Representative has been accused of comparing the killing of three children and a rabbi in a shooting attack in France to the situation in Gaza.

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French Jews in mourning after Toulouse murders

By Jennifer Lipman, March 20, 2012

A vigil was held overnight in Toulouse as France's Jewish community reeled at its worst attack in 30 years.

Four people, three of whom were children , were killed yesterday after a gunman shot at pupils arriving at the Ozar Hatorah school in Toulouse. All the victims are to be buried in Israel.

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Police probe links in French Jewish school shooting

By Jessica Elgot, March 19, 2012

The same gun used to kill three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in France had been used to kill three French soldiers, sources have claimed.

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Jewish children killed in French school shooting named

By Jessica Elgot, March 19, 2012

The Jewish children and the adult killed in the Toulouse Jewish school shooting this morning have been named.

The victims were named as teacher Yonatan Sandler, 30, with his two sons Aryeh, three, and Gavriel, six, and Miriam Montenago, aged eight, daughter of the school's principal Rabbi Yaakov Monsonego. Mr Sandler is said to be a Israeli, a former resident of Kiryat Yovel, Jerusalem.

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