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Jewish teacher stabbed in Marseille 'by IS supporters'

By JC Reporter, November 18, 2015

A Jewish teacher has been stabbed in Marseille by three people claiming to support Islamic State.

The man, who teaches at a Jewish school in the southern French city  was approached in the street by three people on scooters, one of them wearing an ISIS t-shirt.


Publishers of Anne Frank's diary in copyright battle

November 18, 2015

A battle is being waged over the copyright of the diary of Anne Frank.

According to European copyright law, work passes into the public domain 70 years after the author’s death, which, in the case of Anne Frank, is January 1 2016. This means that other publishers could produce versions of the famous diary about a young girl hiding from the Nazis in a secret annex of a house in Amsterdam.


Israeli spy Pollard offers to renounce US citizenship for chance to go to Israel

By JC Reporter, November 17, 2015

Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard has offered to renounce his American citizenship if he is allowed to travel to Israel following his release from prison at the end of this week.

According to the current terms of his parole Mr Pollard, who is set to be released on Friday after 30 years in prison, it was announced last week, must remain in the US for five years.


"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.


Israeli fury as Swedish foreign minister links Paris attacks to conflict with Palestinians

By JC Reporter, November 16, 2015

Israel has condemned the “shocking” and “hostile” comments made by Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, who has linked the conflict in Israel to the attacks in Paris this weekend.


Netanyahu says the same radical Islamic terrorism is behind attacks in Israel and France as first bombers are named

By Charlotte Oliver, November 15, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged foreign countries “to condemn terrorism against us [Israel] to the same degree that they condemn terrorism everywhere else in the world”.


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.


Bataclan theatre at centre of Paris terrorist attacks may have been targeted due to its "Jewish owners"

By JC Reporter, November 14, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered Israeli security services to assist France in the wake of the terrorist attacks on Friday night and said that “Israel stands shoulder to shoulder” with the French people.

He sent his condolences to the people of France and pledged his support.