(JTA) – A French justice official said his office will indict four men who are accused of aiding a terrorist to kill four people at a kosher supermarket near Paris. [Read more…]
TEL AVIV (JTA) – At least 12 people were wounded, some seriously, when a Palestinian man stabbed passengers and the driver on a Tel Aviv bus. [Read more…]
(JTA) – An Australian press organization has judged that a cartoon published in the Sydney Morning Herald violated press Standards of Practice by the way it linked symbols of the Jewish faith to criticism of Israel. [Read more…]
MONTREAL (JTA) – A French-language newspaper in Montreal is getting flak for repeatedly using the term “Shylock” in an article on unscrupulous moneylenders. [Read more…]
(JTA) – The Muslim store employee who saved seven French Jews during the terrorist attack on a kosher supermarket was made a French citizen. [Read more…]
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, in Israel yesterday, issued the following statement commending the European Union’s decision to appeal the December 17, 2014, ruling of the General Court, within the Court of Justice of the EU, that Hamas be removed from the EU’s list of terrorist organizations:
“Canada welcomes the EU’s decision to appeal the General Court ruling. Hamas indisputably remains a terrorist organization and is listed as a terrorist entity under the Criminal Code of Canada. Hamas poses an ever-present and indiscriminate threat to the daily lives of Israeli citizens, residents and visitors, and to the lives of Palestinians.
“We are pleased that this remedial action has been taken, and we encourage the EU to continue to take all necessary steps during this appeal process to ensure Hamas remains on the EU’s list of terrorist organizations.
“With the recent events in Paris and Brussels, it is all the more important that Canada and the EU remain vigilant in the face of global terrorism and that we continue to work closely together to combat this common threat.”
(JTA) – The mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman seems ripped straight out of a crime thriller. [Read more…]
TEL AVIV (JTA) – A group of haredi Orthodox women have formed a political party in Israel ahead of the March elections. [Read more…]
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel said it was not targeting an Iranian general in a deadly airstrike on the Syria border. [Read more…]
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Jerusalem called on the Islamic State to release two Japanese hostages immediately and said the demand for a $200 million ransom is “an unacceptable act of terrorism.” [Read more…]