Algerian Jews had their French citizenship stripped by the Vichy government, and laws banned Jews from working as doctors, lawyers and teachers.
J.J. Goldberg shares three views of the Gaza crisis and how it ends. Maybe the war can be used to humble Hamas for good and as a lever to strengthen Mahmoud Abbas’s hand.
Algeria intends to reopen synagogues that were shuttered in the 1990s for security reasons, an Algerian minister said.
Egypt and Syria appear to be falling apart in similar ways. But J.J. Goldberg explains why one crisis (Egypt) is political while the other (Syria) is sectarian, making it much less solvable.
A week after the dramatic terror alert that shut down 19 U.S. embassies, experts are starting to weigh in on what it means, and specifically what it tells us about the state of Al Qaeda. If I can sum up the answer in two words, it would be: not much.
After 9/11, when the legitimacy of torture became a topic of fierce media debate, the French Jewish journalist Henri Alleg, who died July 17 at age 91, seemed uncannily prescient.
The Algerian army on Saturday carried out a “final assault” on al Qaeda-linked gunmen holed up in a desert gas plant, killing 11 of the Islamists after they took the lives of seven foreign hostages.
Algerian forces have freed about 100 of the 132 foreigners who were taken hostage in a gas facility in the Algerian desert, a security source told Reuters.
Benjamin Stora combines history and self-history. He has become embroiled in controversy over the role of Muslims in saving French Jews from the Holocaust.