Toulouse murders

OSCE given Euro-hate warning

By Bernard Josephs, June 21, 2013

Jewish leaders from across the diaspora have told European governments of an unprecedented need to divert resources towards communal security in the face of growing antisemitism and terrorism.

Their warning was issued in Berlin at a meeting of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), which has 57 member states.


Four arrested in connection with Toulouse killings

By Sandy Rashty, May 29, 2013

Four people have been arrested in connection with the Toulouse shootings last year.

According to reports, the men were arrested in Toulouse on Tuesday on suspicion of being accomplices to self-proclaimed “Islamic warrior” Mohammed Merah.


Exodus to the UK as French Jews escape antisemitism

By Anna Sheinman, February 21, 2013

The number of French Jews crossing the Channel to find safe haven in the UK has surged as figures published this week revealed a 58 per cent increase in antisemitic incidents in France in 2012.


Two arrested in connection with Toulouse shootings

By Sandy Rashty, December 4, 2012

Two people have been arrested in connection with killing of three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse earlier this year.

A Gypsy and his former partner have been questioned by police on suspicion of acting as accomplices to self-proclaimed “Islamic warrior” Mohammed Merah.


Netanyahu to meet Hollande, visit Toulouse

By Sandy Rashty, October 31, 2012

The Israeli prime minister arrived in Paris this morning for a two-day diplomatic trip to France.

Benajmin Netanyahu will meet the French President Francois Hollande, Prime Minister Jean Marc Ayrault and Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.


Death camp letter sent to French rabbi

By Ian Sparks, August 23, 2012

French anti-terror police are on high alert after a chief rabbi was sent harrowing images of Jewish children being marched to a Second World War death camp.

A menacing letter and the grim pictures were posted to Chief Rabbi Richard Wertenschlag at his synagogue in Lyon.


Shock over Toulouse gunman Merah recording

By Benjamin Lazarus, July 10, 2012

Relatives of the Toulouse terror victims have spoken of their shock at the broadcast of killer Mohamed Merah's negotiations with police on French national television.


Toulouse Jewish school pupil attacked in France

By Jennifer Lipman, July 10, 2012

An identifiably Jewish teenager who attends the Toulouse school attacked by an Islamist gunman earlier this year has been targeted by thugs on a train.

The 17-year-old boy was allegedly insulted and harassed by a group of men on a train to Lyon last week. He was wearing a kippah at the time.


'Al Qaeda' militant takes hostages in Toulouse

By Josh Jackman, June 20, 2012

A gunman claiming to be an al-Qaeda militant has taken four people hostage in a bank in the southwestern French city of Toulouse.

The incident, which follows the shootings of three Jewish schoolchildren and a rabbi in March by an al-Qaeda affiliate named Mohamed Merah, began at 9am with an attempt to hold up a CIC bank branch in central Toulouse.


Family of Toulouse gunman Merah sue over his death

By Jennifer Lipman, June 12, 2012

The family of the man who murdered four people outside a Jewish school in Toulouse in March has begun legal action, alleging that the gunman was murdered.

Mohammed Merah, who killed seven people during his shooting spree in France, died after a 32-hour stand-off with police in an apartment in Toulouse. Two officers were wounded during the exchange of fire.