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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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French Jewish leaders' 'shock' at shooting

By Jessica Elgot, March 19, 2012

French Jewish leaders have expressed their shock and horror at the shooting at a Jewish school in Toulouse which killed at least two pupils and an adult.

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Four killed at French Jewish school shooting

By Jessica Elgot, March 19, 2012

At least two children from a Jewish school in Toulouse, south-west France, were killed this morning after a man on a scooter opened fire.

Four people have been killed, including a father and his two sons and one other student.

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French politicians round on kosher slaughter

By Michel Zlotowski, March 8, 2012

Nicolas Sarkozy appeared to be trying to out-play far-right leader Marine Le Pen at her own game last Sunday when he told a Bordeaux crowd: "Let us recognise the right for everyone to know what they are eating…

"Meat should be labelled according to the way the animal is slaughtered," he added.

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Sarkozy shocks French Limmud

By Andrew Rosemarine, March 8, 2012

The statements by President Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister Francois Fillon that halal and kosher meat should be labelled provoked a storm at French Limmud (Limoud), taking place this week just outside Paris.

Speaking at the event, Dr Joel Mergui, the Head of the Consistoire Israelite, the umbrella group for the synagogues of the 250 communities of France, asked: "Is European Jewry in danger

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National Front thugs mount anti-Jewish attack in Paris

By Jennifer Lipman, March 2, 2012

A well-known French journalist has accused the right wing National Front party of allowing racist speech to be used "freely" after she and her partner were targeted by anti-Jewish thugs.

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