Terrorism

'I knew he was there to kill me'

By Naomi Firsht and Shirli Sitbon, January 15, 2015

Hyper Cacher is a kosher supermarket like any you would find in cities across Britain.

The aisles are too narrow to contain the large families who come to do their shopping all together and, on a Friday afternoon, full of noise and people, there to pick up their last few bits for Shabbat.

Father-of-five Daniel Benhamou was doing just that when Coulibaly entered the shop.

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Thousands mourn as the dead are buried in Jerusalem

By Charlotte Oliver, January 15, 2015

Thousands of Israelis joined leading public figures in Jerusalem on Tuesday for the funerals of the four men killed in the Paris supermarket attack..

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Out Shabbat shopping, then cut down by bullets

January 15, 2015

Philippe Braham

● The 39-year-old was a manager at a computer company in Paris. He and wife, Valerie, had four children, three of whom attend the Jewish school in Montrouge, near where terrorist Amedy Coulibaly killed a policewoman the day before the attack on the kosher supermarket.

Mr Braham was at the store on Friday afternoon shopping for Shabbat.

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Defiant response in shuls and shops

By Simon Rocker and Josh Jackman, January 15, 2015

When the Centre for Jewish Life holds its next Friday night dinner for young adults at a smart London hotel at the end of the month, there will be a pause in the flow of wine and chatter. Special tributes will be paid that night to the victims of the kosher supermarket attack in Paris.

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Increased security at schools

By Charlotte Oliver, January 15, 2015

Special briefings were part of the reassurance effort at Britain's Jewish schools following the Paris attacks.

The Community Security Trust wrote to parents of every pupil at Jewish schools on Sunday stressing that "security infrastructure, guarding, procedures and rotas" were in place.

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Lesson from Paris? We have to fight hatred with all we have

By David Cameron, January 15, 2015

Last weekend I joined the march on the streets of Paris surrounded by placards saying: 'je suis Juif'. In the aftermath of one of the darkest moments in Europe in recent times, people of all ages and backgrounds came together to show solidarity with those who had suffered.

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We must preserve our dearest values

By Ed Miliband, January 15, 2015

The appalling terrorist attacks in Paris remind us all too clearly of the threat that terrorism poses to our security, our freedom and our way of life.

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Do they know what 'We are Jewish shoppers' means?

By Daniel Finkelstein, January 15, 2015

All week I have been puzzling over something. Why is it, when I see people saying "We are Charlie" it sets my teeth on edge? And why do I find it annoying when people tweet "We are Jewish shoppers now"?

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Jason Burke explains why Jews are the most vulnerable targets for such attacks

By Jason Burke, January 15, 2015

In the wake of any attack, the same questions are asked. In the wake of those last week, they are more urgent than ever.

Answering them is crucial to determining the level and nature of what is clearly an ongoing threat.

The first step is to establish what links there may be between the attackers in Paris and international organisations.

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The biggest weapon that the terrorists have is fear

By Lawrence Freedman, January 15, 2015

The attacks carried out in Paris last week were neither random nor mindless. They had been planned with some care. Their immediate purposes were clear enough but how they might fit in with any strategy less so. Charlie Hebdo is back with its irreverent pictures of the prophet, and France has declared solidarity with both the magazine and the murdered Jews.

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