Islamic State claimed responsibility on Saturday for a coordinated assault by gunmen and bombers that killed 127 people at locations across Paris that President Francois Hollande said amounted to an act of war against France.14
Americans have been injured in the attacks in Paris and the U.S. government is working closely with French authorities to identify them, the U.S. State Department said on Saturday.
The University of Illinois said on Thursday that it would pay $875,000 to settle a lawsuit by a professor who lost out on a tenured position after he made Twitter postings critical of Israel.30
Following the stabbing of a Hasidic Jew in Milan Thursday night, security at Jewish and Israeli sites throughout Italy is being bolstered.
In April 2014, nearly 60 percent of Israel’s 1.7 million Arab citizens said they felt “part of the state and its problems.”14
The Jewish community in Paris is staying vigilant after the deadly terrorist attacks that killed over 120 people on Friday night.324
The New York Police Department said it had bolstered security at high-profile locations around the largest U.S. city on Friday in response to what officials believe were coordinated attacks in Paris which have killed at least 140 people.
At least 40 people were killed in attacks in Paris and a hostage situation was under way at a concert hall in the French capital, French media reported on Friday.46
French President Francois Hollande said a state of emergency would be declared across France and national borders
U.S. President Barack Obama pledged his government’s support to France on Friday after a series of attacks in Paris, but said he did not yet know the details of what had happened and that the situation was still unfolding.22
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