'No Jews' advert appears in paris

February 5, 2015

An advert for a graphic design job in Paris requesting that the candidate was "not a Jew" has sparked uproar.

The ad was posted on Monday by NSL Studio on jobs site

The company apologised after a shocked job-seeker spotted the discriminatory advert and posted it on her Facebook page.


Paris killer filmed his murders

By Shirli Sitbon, February 5, 2015

French police have revealed that Amedy Coulibaly, the jihadi who attacked Hyper Cacher supermarket in Paris in January, filmed three of the four murders he committed in the store.

Investigators found footage of the killings on computers that Coulibaly had tried to use to post the video online or send it to a contact.


BBC won't call Paris killers 'terrorists'

By Rosa Doherty, January 29, 2015

A senior BBC executive has revealed the corporation avoids using the term "terrorist" to describe the Islamists who carried out the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

Tarik Kafala, head of the BBC Arabic Service, said the word was too "loaded" for reporters to use when describing the two men who killed 12 people in the attack on the French magazine in Paris.

But a BBC spokesperson rejected any suggesti


Paris Grande Synagogue: 'We will stay open no matter what'

By Naomi Firsht, January 29, 2015

The façade of Paris's Grande Synagogue rises 36 metres into the sky, and with its ornate arches, domed roof and 1,800-seat capacity it is the largest in France. It has been symbolic of the capital's Jewish community since it opened its doors in 1874.


In France, soldiers replace pupils

By Naomi Firsht, January 29, 2015

It has been a time of change for Isaac Touitou, headteacher of the Daniel Mayer-Montreuil ORT school. He has lost 30 pupils who have made aliyah to Israel, but in the past fortnight he has gained nine new recruits - soldiers.


British woman launches petition urging Israel to honour Hyper Cacher hero Lassana Bathily

By Rosa Doherty, January 22, 2015

An online petition has been set up calling for the Muslim employee who hid Jewish customers during the Hyper Cacher attack to be honoured by Israel.

Lassana Bathily, 24, concealed Jewish customers in a cold-store when gunman Amedy Coulibaly attacked the kosher supermarket in Paris, killing four people.


We're scared when we take the children to school, scared when we go to work

By Naomi Firsht, January 22, 2015

At kosher deli Charles Traiteur, customers exchange pleasantries at the checkout before heading out into the crisp morning air. Cars cruise along the road outside and locals stroll in and out of the cluster of stores nearby.


Somehow, we are all tainted by the atrocity

By Steven Berkoff, January 22, 2015

One of my joys of working in Paris was visiting the legendary Jewish Goldenberg deli in the Rue De Rosiers. The thing about Jewish delis is that, no matter where you are in the world, they make you feel not only that you are at home but also that you belong to a unique brotherhood of mankind.

The restaurant was warm-hearted, charming, even healing.


UK security boost goes unnoticed

By Rosa Doherty, January 22, 2015

Increased security measures around Jewish organisations in the wake of the Paris attacks have gone largely unnoticed, according to a poll conducted for the JC.

Despite unprecedented co-operation between the police and Jewish security groups, 58 per cent of British Jews said they had not noticed an increased police presence in their area.