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Hollande allocates 5,000 police guards to Jewish schools

By Charlotte Oliver, January 12, 2015

French President Francois Hollande has increased protection of the country’s Jewish schools, sending out almost 5,000 police officers since last week’s attack. This is in addition to the 10,000 troops that have been deployed to boost the country's security.

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Millions gather in Paris to rally against terror

By JC Reporter, January 11, 2015

Over two million people gathered on the streets of Paris yesterday in a display of solidarity with the victims of three days of Islamist terror.

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President Hollande pays tribute to victims of "dreadful antisemitic attack"

By JC Reporter, January 9, 2015

The French president, Francois Hollande, has paid tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris.

Speaking in the aftermath of the police operation to release hostages held at the supermarket, President Hollande confirmed that four people had been killed in what he described as a "dreadful antisemitic attack".

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Four hostages dead as kosher supermarket siege ends

By Sandy Rashty, January 9, 2015

Four hostages were killed as police ended a siege in a Parisian kosher supermarket today.

One of the terrorists responsible, Amedy Coulibaly, was killed by police.

Two police officers were injured in the raid.

Shortly before police entered, six explosions were heard emanating from the supermarket.

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One Republic prepare to go Native in Israel

By Anna Behrmann, January 8, 2015

American pop rockers One Republic will be performing in Israel as part of their 2015 world tour.

Taking to Facebook on Wednesday, the Colorado band announced: “We added another date to the #Native Tour! We will be coming to Tel Aviv, Israel at Ramat Gan Stadium on May 28.”

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Kardashians home in on Tel Aviv

By Sandy Rashty, January 8, 2015

She has made a name for herself on American reality TV show ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’.

Now, California-based Kourtney Kardashian is reportedly looking to buy a home in Israel.

According a report on Globes, Ms Kardashian and her partner, Scott Disick, are looking to buy a £20 million penthouse apartment in Tel Aviv, on the seafront.

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After the Charlie Hebdo attack: what else can we expect?

By Orlando Radice, January 8, 2015

French Muslim extremists have been responsible for two of Europe’s most horrific recent antisemitic attacks, and Islamist-inspired assaults on Jews and firebombings of synagogues are now regular occurrences in France.

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‘Charlie Hebdo attackers shouted: the Prophet has been avenged’

By Sandy Rashty, January 7, 2015

Twelve people have been killed in an attack on the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, police have confirmed.

According to witness reports, armed gunman stormed the Paris offices this afternoon. Shots were then fired.

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The kippah is a weapon for $5m poker supremo

By David Lazarus, January 6, 2015

When Ari Engel dons his kippah, he does it with a dose of cunning.

According to Mr Engel, who at only 31 is ranked among the top 25 poker players in the world by a well-known poker magazine, his yarmulke is a signal to others around the gaming table that his poker skills are not top-notch.

But the kippah is no bluff in terms of his religiosity.

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Police hunt group who attacked Israeli in Berlin

By Anna Behrmann, January 5, 2015

German police are investigating an assault on a Jewish man in Berlin on New Year’s Eve which took place after he asked a group of men to stop singing antisemitic songs.

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