Drive-by shooting attack in West Bank leaves six people injured and three dead

By JC Reporter, November 19, 2015

A drive-by shooting has been reported in the Etzion Bloc of the West Bank.

Three people are dead and at least six people are injured after the attack near the Jewish settlement of Alon Shvut, according to reports.

One person is in a critical condition, while several of those injured are reported to be foreign nationals who were touring the area.


We could be facing civil war, and our security forces are crippled

By Michel Gurfinkiel, November 19, 2015

A state of emergency has been declared in France.

So far, everyone, right and left, seems to agree that the country must resort to drastic means to restore safety. Commentators frequently point to Israel as an example to be followed.


What the doorman saw: a warning of things to come

November 19, 2015

In 2008, nine years before Friday's slaughter, 10 men approached security guards at the Bataclan nightclub. Their faces were shrouded in keffiyehs, a symbol of Palestinian nationalism.

They told them: "This is something we cannot continue to accept. You will pay the consequences of your actions."


'Everyone is now seen as a threat'

By Charlotte Oliver, November 19, 2015

The "illusion" that terrorist attacks are only a threat to Jews, and not all French people, is over, says a political consultant based in Paris.

David Khalfa said every citizen "will have to confront the threat and the changes it implies".


"I was holding her hand. We couldn’t revive her. We couldn’t do anything more."

By Josh Jackman, November 17, 2015

The Jewish owner of a cafe hit during the Paris attacks held his wife as she died in his arms.

Gregory Reibenberg’s La Belle Equipe cafe was targeted by two Daesh terrorists who murdered 19 victims, including his wife Djamila Houd.

Mr Reibenberg told television channel France-2: “I was holding her hand. We couldn’t revive her. We couldn’t do anything more.


UK community tightens security after Paris attacks

By Josh Jackman, November 16, 2015

Security was ramped up at synagogues over Shabbat following the terror attacks in Paris which killed at least 132 people.

A Community Security Trust spokesperson said that while there was “growing social media chatter in Arabic and English calling for, and threatening, further violence,” there was no specific intelligence concerning potential attacks in Britain.


Events postponed and security increased at Jewish sites in France and Italy, as Israel rallies for French victims

By Charlotte Oliver, November 15, 2015

The majority of Jewish communal activities planned in France this week have been suspended in the wake of Friday’s terror attacks that left 129 killed and 350 injured.


Concern raised for safety of French Jews following reports that the Bataclan theatre was targeted for being 'pro-Israel'

By Charlotte Oliver, November 15, 2015

France’s Jewish security community service, the SPCJ, has warned that the terror attacks that took place in Paris on Friday are a “very serious concern” for French Jews.

Following the attack, the group posted on Facebook detailed instructions to community leaders about how to keep their congregations safe.


Jewish leaders around the world condemn Paris terror attacks

By Charlotte Oliver, November 15, 2015

Jewish leaders in France and across the world have condemned the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris on Friday night, killing 129 people and leaving 350 injured.


They killed his two sons because he visited Israel

By Sandy Rashty, November 14, 2015

The day started like any other.

It was February 2005, and Iraqi parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi had just enjoyed a morning coffee at home with his sons Ayman, 29, and Jamal, 24.