Mexican town celebrates Easter with ‘burning of the Jews’

By NATHAN BURSTEIN (The Times of Israel) The world is full of charming Easter traditions, but this isn’t one of them. A newspaper in Mexico is detailing Sunday’s “burning of the Jews,” an annual … [Read more...]

Algeria refuses to bury Toulouse gunman

PARIS (JWN and agencies)—Algerian authorities have refused a request by Mohamed Benalel Merah to bury the body of his son, Mohamed, in his native Algeria. Mohamed Merah was shot dead by police last … [Read more...]

Beast of Toulouse killed in shootout with police

TOULOUSE (JWN and agencies)—A tense 31-hour standoff between some 300 French SWAT police and the confessed killer of seven people—three of them children under eight years old—ended Thursday afternoon … [Read more...]

Siege of Toulouse gunman goes into second day

TOULOUSE (JWN and agencies)—French police early Thursday morning continued to surround the apartment building where suspected mass murderer Muhammad Merah has been holed up refusing to surrender since … [Read more...]

Toulouse killer filmed slayings at Jewish school

TOULOUSE (JWN and agencies)—French Interior Minister Claude Gueant announced Tuesday that the murderer of a rabbi and three small children at Toulouse’s Ozar Hatorah school on Monday filmed the … [Read more...]

Gunman slays rabbi, three children, at French Jewish school

TOULOUSE (JWN and agencies)—A lone gunman armed with a pistol shot and killed a teacher at a Toulouse Jewish high school, his two small children, and another child before escaping on a motor scooter … [Read more...]

More Americans than Israelis favor Iran strike

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Two recent polls indicate that about a third more Americans support a military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities than do Israelis. According to a Knesset Channel poll … [Read more...]

Azerbaijan arrests 22 Iranian-trained hit men

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Azeri security forces have arrested 22 persons who were trained and funded by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard to carry out attacks on Israeli, Jewish, and American in the … [Read more...]

Obama: Window closing on diplomatic solution for Iran nukes

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—US President Barak Obama said Wednesday that time is running out for Iran to abandon its program to develop nuclear weapons before diplomacy gives way to … [Read more...]

Iraqi militiamen stone 14 youths to death for “emo” dress

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—At least 14 youths have been stoned to death in Baghdad over the past three weeks in a campaign by Shi'ite militants against youths wearing Western-style "emo" punk-rock … [Read more...]

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