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France – Autopsy Reveals Toulouse Killer’s Body Was Hit by 20 Bullets

March 23, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Toulouse, France - Officials say an autopsy on the body of the gunman suspected of carrying out the killing spree in the city of Toulouse shows he died of two bullet wounds — but that he was hit by some 20 bullets, mainly in the arms and legs. The judicial and police officials said Friday that a bullet wound to the left temple and another to the abdomen of 23-year-old Mohamed Merah were...

Jerusalem – Mother, Widow Of French-Jewish Victims Issues Plea

March 23, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Jerusalem - The widow of the slain rabbi and mother of two children gunned down at a Jewish school in France this week issued an emotional plea online Friday in the memory of her loved ones. In a letter published on the website of Orthodox Jewish Chabad movement, Eva Sandler wrote that the "spirit of the Jewish people can never be extinguished." She urged all Jewish parents to honor her...

New York – Geraldo Rivera Under Fire For Saying Fla. Teen’s Hoodie Had Role In Death

March 23, 2012 at 02:41 PM
New York - Fox News Channel commentator Geraldo Rivera said Friday that the hoodie an unarmed black teenager wore when he was killed in Florida is as much responsible for his death as the man who shot him. The veteran TV personality, speaking on "Fox & Friends," waded in with an opinion on the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a story that has attracted national attention over the past month. He...

Brooklyn, NY – Lubavitch Girls School Bans Students Facebook

March 23, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The decision by the all-girls Beis Rivkah High School in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday to demand that all students delete their Facebook pages has continued into Friday, according to numerous students at the school. “It happened to the 11th grade yesterday and today they gave out papers to the 12th grade,” a student said. All students The Algemeiner spoke with requested...

Florida – GOP Mistakenly Wishes Today ‘A Happy and Healthy Pesach’

March 23, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Florida - Republican Party chairman Lenny Curry and the GOP's chair of its Jewish Leadership Council apparently can't wait for the Passover holiday. The GOP released a statement Friday from Jeffrey Feingold on behalf of Curry and Gov. Rick Scott "to wish everyone a happy and healthy pesach" - the Yiddish term for Passover. Fifteen minutes later the state Republican Party issued another...

Paris, France – French Intelligence Chief: Shooter Arrested By Israeli Police In 2010

March 23, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Paris, France - The head of the French intelligence agency DCRI said in an interview on Friday that the Toulouse shooter was arrested by Israel Police in Jerusalem in 2010, after he was found in possession of a knife. Bernard Squarcini told the French newspaper Le Monde that Mohamed Merah, who killed four people in an attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse on Monday, was held by police in...

Toulouse, France – In Photos: Thousands Pay Homage To Murdered Jewish School Victims

March 23, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Toulouse, France - Thousands of people gathered Friday, outside of the Government municipality in Toulouse, to render homage to the Jewish victims of the killer scooter Mohamed Merah. Jews, Catholics, some Muslims, took part in the gathering to bring the call of the municipality around a banner "Living Together: Equality, plurality, dignity" . Also a text written in Arabic, Hebrew and...

New York, NY – Commissioner Kelly Fires Back at The Associated Press

March 23, 2012 at 12:09 PM
New York, NY - New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly went on Inside City Hall last night to discuss, among other things, his department’s controversial surveillance of Muslim businesses and communities unearthed by The Associated Press. “We’re sort of under attack,” Mr. Kelly said, arguing the AP fostered a narrative that his department has done something illegal. “The AP has done...

Rouen, France – After Outrage French Teacher Suspended For Asking Students To Honor Killer’s Memory

March 23, 2012 at 11:30 AM
Rouen, France - A high school English teacher in Rouen, France who began classes this morning by asking students to observe a moment of silence this morning in memory of Mohamed Merah, who died yesterday after a standoff with French police in Toulouse, was suspended as per the request of Luc Chatel, France’s Minister of Education. A disciplinary panel will meet to determine whether the...

Paris – French Spymaster: Gunman Didn’t Plan School Attack

March 23, 2012 at 10:56 AM
Paris - French President Nicolas Sarkozy's spy chief says a gunman who killed three young children and a rabbi at a Jewish school only attacked the school after missing his original target — a French soldier. Ange Mancini, Sarkozy's intelligence adviser, said on French TV that Mohamed Merah had wanted to kill a soldier he had targeted Monday in Toulouse, but arrived too late and instead...

Brooklyn, NY – Orthodox And Caribbean Players From Crown Heights Set For Soccer Rematch

March 23, 2012 at 10:50 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Crown Heights Caribbean soccer players trounced by a squad of Orthodox Jews last year are itching for a rematch this weekend. But while competitive juices are flowing in advance of Sunday’s game, organizers say the game is about promoting harmony in the historically divided neighborhood. The Orthodox Jews handily defeated two Caribbean teams at Soccer for Harmony’s...

Washington – Obama Gets Involved Says Shooting Death Of Fla. Teen A ‘Tragedy’

March 23, 2012 at 10:29 AM
Washington - President Barack Obama called the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in a Florida suburb a "tragedy" on Friday and said that "every aspect" of the case that has rallied civil rights activists should be investigated. Speaking in personal terms, Obama expressed sympathy for the parents of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was shot on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla., a suburb of...

San Antonio, TX – Santorum: Might As Well Have Obama Over Romney

March 23, 2012 at 10:27 AM
San Antonio, TX - Presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday said Republicans should give President Barack Obama another term if Santorum isn't the GOP nominee and for a second day compared rival Mitt Romney to an Etch A Sketch toy. Santorum reiterated an argument he has made before: The former Massachusetts governor is not conservative enough to offer voters a clear choice in the fall...

Kiev, Ukraine – Holocaust Memorial Vandalized In Ukraine

March 23, 2012 at 10:07 AM
Kiev, Ukraine - A Jewish group says a Holocaust memorial has been vandalized in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv. Oleksandr Nazar of the city's Sholem Aleichem Jewish Culture Center said Friday that unknown assailants on Wednesday smeared red and blue paint over the memorial in central Lviv. He said the vandals also wrote a statement on the memorial which "humiliates both Jews and...

Crown Heights, NY – Police Release Photo of Bank Robber

March 23, 2012 at 09:53 AM
Crown Heights, NY - Police have released photos of a bandit wanted for targeting three Apple Bank branches last year in Crown Heights and Clinton Hill. The crime spree started last year on Jan. 1 at the branch on Flushing Avenue, when the crook pulled a gun and demanded cash from a teller at 12:20 p.m., authorities said. On Feb. 1 at 12:14 p.m., he knocked off the Albany Avenue branch at...
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