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Deep questions over Danish security

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 19, 2015

The gunman who had sprayed the art café with bullets was still at large.

It was only six hours since he had murdered filmmaker Fin Noorgard, who had been attending a freedom of speech event, and police were still clueless about his whereabouts or the location of his next target.

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Malmo ups security

By Nathalie Rothschild, February 19, 2015

Swedish Jews were in shock after this weekend's shootings in the Danish capital, according to Jehoshua Kaufman, president of the Jewish community in Malmö, southern Sweden.

Malmö is a 20-minute train ride from Copenhagen, and is known for its high number of antisemitic hate crimes.

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Interview: Michael Melchior

By Nathan Jeffay, February 19, 2015

Israel's best-known Danish immigrant has sworn that his shock over Sunday's attack will not deter his dialogue with Muslims.

Former politician Michael Melchior is the father of Denmark's Chief Rabbi, whose pulpit is at the synagogue where the attack took place.

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Second prosecutor revives Amia case against Kirchner

By Jonathan Gilbert, February 19, 2015

Tensions are growing in Argentina between President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and parts of the judiciary as the fallout from the eerie death of a state prosecutor continues to grip the nation.

The prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, was found dead with gunshot wounds last month in his flat.

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Hundreds of French graves vandalised

By Rosa Doherty, February 19, 2015

Five people aged 15-17 have been taken into custody in eastern France over the defacement of hundreds of Jewish graves.

The youngest came forward after seeing the outrage over the attack, in which more than 300 tombstones in the town of Sarre-Union were desecrated.

France's interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, called the vandalism "a despicable act".

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Elite Islamic school is hate hotbed, says teacher

By Michel Gurfinkiel, February 19, 2015

A teacher has accused his former employer, one of France's top Muslim schools, of being a hotbed of fundamentalism and antisemitism.

Soufiane Zitouni, a prominent Muslim intellectual, has resigned from his post at Averroes Islamic High School in Lille in the wake of the jihadi murders of Jews and political cartoonists in Paris last month, saying that the school fostered extremism.

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Teenagers held after hundreds of gravestones vandalised in France

By Rosa Doherty, February 16, 2015

Five people aged 15-17 have been taken into custody in eastern France over the vandalism of hundreds of Jewish graves.

The youngest came forward after seeing the outrage over the attack, in which more than 300 tombstones in the town of Sarre-Union were desecrated.

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Two men charged with helping Copenhagen gunman

By Marcus Dysch, February 16, 2015

Two men have been charged with assisting the man believed to be responsible for the attacks on a shul and a café over the weekend in Copenhagen.

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Three injured in attack outside Copenhagen synagogue

By JC Reporter, February 15, 2015

Three people have been wounded in a shooting outside a synagogue in Copenhagen.

According to police reports, one civilian was shot in the head and two policemen were injured.

The attack followed another shooting at a cafe in Copenhagen earlier in the day in which one person was killed and three police injured.

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Israeli court absolves army over Corrie death

By Josh Jackman, February 13, 2015

Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled the army was not responsible for the death of American activist Rachel Corrie, who was killed in Gaza by a military bulldozer in 2003.

The court upheld the ruling of the lower Haifa District Court three years ago that the Israeli Defence Forces were not liable for the victim while she was in a war zone.

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