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'I knew he was there to kill me'

By Naomi Firsht and Shirli Sitbon, January 15, 2015

Hyper Cacher is a kosher supermarket like any you would find in cities across Britain.

The aisles are too narrow to contain the large families who come to do their shopping all together and, on a Friday afternoon, full of noise and people, there to pick up their last few bits for Shabbat.

Father-of-five Daniel Benhamou was doing just that when Coulibaly entered the shop.

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Thousands mourn as the dead are buried in Jerusalem

By Charlotte Oliver, January 15, 2015

Thousands of Israelis joined leading public figures in Jerusalem on Tuesday for the funerals of the four men killed in the Paris supermarket attack..

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Out Shabbat shopping, then cut down by bullets

January 15, 2015

Philippe Braham

● The 39-year-old was a manager at a computer company in Paris. He and wife, Valerie, had four children, three of whom attend the Jewish school in Montrouge, near where terrorist Amedy Coulibaly killed a policewoman the day before the attack on the kosher supermarket.

Mr Braham was at the store on Friday afternoon shopping for Shabbat.

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Bibi seems happy to pay the price over aliyah call

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 15, 2015

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has come under fire for urging French Jews in the wake of the terror attacks last week in Paris to emigrate to Israel.

While his remarks were certainly undiplomatic, he is not the first Israeli leader to ruffle feathers with such calls.

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After Paris attack, rabbi wants law changed so Jews can carry guns

By Sandy Rashty, January 14, 2015

A prominent rabbi has called on European governments to allow Jews to carry guns in the wake of the Paris attacks.

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Putin will not attend Auschwitz memorial ceremony

By Charlotte Oliver, January 14, 2015

Vladimir Putin will not be attending a Holocaust memorial event in Auschwitz, Poland later this month, the Russian government has confirmed.

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‘Syria building new nuclear reactor’

By JC Reporter, January 12, 2015

Syria is reportedly building a secret nuclear facility with the help of Iran and North Korea.

According to German magazine Der Spiegel, the facility is located close to the Syria-Lebanon border and is believed to contain a nuclear reactor.

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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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