Israel’s foreign minister called Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan an “anti-Semitic bully” in a meeting with Israeli ambassadors on Wednesday and said Europe was being cowardly in not taking him on.4
In the cold reality of politics, the killing of four French Jews in a Paris supermarket seems to have helped Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deliver a strong message to Israeli voters that he has their back.
Israel’s Ministry of Religious Services will cover the costs of the burial and funeral for the Paris kosher supermarket victims.
Muslim clerics in the Middle East who have denounced last week’s attack on Charlie Hebdo criticized the French satirical weekly on Wednesday for publishing new cartoons depicting Islam’s Prophet Mohammad in its first issue after the killings.
As more and more French Jews nervously consider moving to Israel to escape rising anti-Semitism, many worry the Jewish state may not be as much of a promised land as they would hope.11
French police arrested the comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala over a Facebook comment that shows sympathy with the Paris kosher supermarket gunman.
The first edition of Charlie Hebdo published after last week’s deadly attack by Islamist gunmen sold out within minutes at newspaper kiosks around France on Wednesday, with readers queuing up for copies to support the satirical weekly.6
A U.S. trial to decide whether the Palestine Liberation Organization and Palestinian Authority should pay up to $1 billion for several terror attacks in Israel began on Tuesday.
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