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Venezuela Jews Watch Warily at Tumult Over Death of Strongman Hugo Chavez


Students at the Ma’or HaTorah yeshiva in Caracas knew something was afoot Tuesday afternoon when bodyguards driving bullet-proof vehicles started showing up unexpectedly at the gate, whisking teenagers from wealthy families to the safety of their homes.Read More

Alfred Dreyfus Document Trove Is Posted Online by French Defense Ministry


France’s Defense Ministry has posted online hundreds of documents from the trial of Alfred Dreyfus, the Jewish soldier whose wrongful espionage conviction was a determinant in the genesis of political Zionism.Read More

Greek Neo-Nazi Spokesman Cleared in Attack on Student

By Reuters

The spokesman for Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party was cleared on Thursday of involvement in an attack on a student in 2007, triggering chants and cheers from supporters outside the court room.Read More

Palestinian Shot by Israeli Soldiers Dies

By Reuters

A Palestinian shot by Israeli soldiers during a confrontation with stone-throwers in the occupied West Bank two weeks ago died of his wounds on Thursday, his family and a hospital official said.Read More

Toulouse Killer Mother Insists Mohammed Merah Was 'Good and Kind Kid'


Mohammed Merah’s mother said in a first interview with French media that she did not understand what made her son kill three French soldiers and four Jews in Toulouse last year.Read More

American Jews Meet With Hungary Leaders Amid Rising Anti-Semitism Tide


An American Jewish organizational leader met with Hungarian political leaders to express concern about growing anti-Semitism in the country.Read More

Relatives Relieved at Arrest of Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed Orthodox Family

By Forward Staff

Family and friends of the Orthodox family wiped out in a hit-and-run car crash over the weekend were relieved at the arrest of the killer driver, but still heartbroken at their crushing loss.Read More

Jewish Snowbirds Were Smothered To Death in Florida Townhouse

By Forward Staff

A Toronto Jewish couple found dead in their Florida townhouse in January were asphyxiated, police said.Read More

Gabby Giffords Returns to Scene of Tucson Rampage To Plead for Gun Laws

By Reuters

Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, returning to the site of the shooting rampage where she was gravely wounded, on Wednesday urged senators to “be courageous” and support background checks for all gun buyers.Read More

Career Criminal Nabbed in Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed Orthodox Jewish Family

By Reuters

New York police on Wednesday said they apprehended a suspected hit-and-run driver following a weekend accident that killed a young Orthodox Jewish couple whose baby was later delivered by C-section but then died.Read More

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