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Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

Air France Flight 83 Diverts Due to Threat

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

An unspecified anonymous threat prompted an Air France flight en route from San Francisco to Paris to divert to Montreal’s Trudeau Airport on Tuesday morning.

The crew aboard Flight AF083 decided to divert ” as a precautionary measure,” according to a statement by the airline. The aircraft landed just before midnight local time in Montreal, with at least 15 fire trucks and police cars waiting on the tarmac.

Passengers disembarked safely “in groups of 50, to be checked individually,” one passenger tweeted, after police first boarded the aircraft to begin investigating with everyone still on the plane.

Canadian authorities spent several hours verifying the aircraft, passengers and baggage and said an investigation into the origin of the threat would be launched.

Passengers told media that they were informed by the crew they were diverted due to “operational reasons.” The airline said they would take “all measures” to send the passengers on to their destinations.

 

Hana Levi Julian

France Shuts Down 3 ‘Radical’ Mosques Under Emergency Laws

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

The French government has shut down three mosques under emergency laws passed in the wake of the Nov. 13 terrorist massacre in Paris.

Those laws gave police sweeping new authority until February 2016, despite rights groups and politicians who expressed concerns about reports of police abuses of power.

“Measures to close down mosques on the grounds of radicalization … have never been made by any previous government, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve noted in his briefing with media on Wednesday.

He added that police have carried out 2,235 raids across France since the massacre; 334 weapons were seized, including 24 military-grade assault weapons.

The criticism was dismissed by the Interior Minister, however. “It is terrorism, not the state of emergency, which threatens freedoms,” said Cazeneuve.

The multi-site attack by Da’esh (ISIS) operatives and suicide bombers claimed the lives of 130 victims and wounded 350 others.

One of the mosques that was closed is located in the eastern Paris suburb of Lagny-sur-Marne, according to France 24. During the process, nine people were placed on house arrest. Another 22 were banned from leaving the country.

“Police searches [there] turned up a 9mm caliber pistol, a hidden hard drive, documents and files on jihad and a life insurance policy subscribed in 2012,” Cazeneuve said, according to the RFI news outlet.

“The Council of Ministers will now dissolve these three pseudo-cultural organizations which used clandestine prayer rooms on the premises,” he added. Mosques in Lyon (in central eastern France) and Gennevilliers (near Paris) were also closed on grounds of spreading radicalism as well.

Hana Levi Julian

Security Passes Being Scrutinized in Paris Airport

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Authorities have revoked security clearance tags from dozens of employees at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris and now are checking others, according to The Sunday Times of London.

The move came after officials after Da’esh (ISIS) and Al Qaeda terrorists slaughtered more than a dozen people in Paris last January.

But other workers continued to work.

It was found after the attack that 57 workers with access to aircraft were on a watch list of suspected terrorists. The report did not indicate exactly when that revelation became clear.

But an immediate review of the security passes of 86,000 airport workers will begin, starting with those of 5,000 security personnel, according to police official Philippe Riffault.

“It’s a question of verifying what these people might have been doing since they obtained their authorization,” Riffault said.

French police swept the airport under state-of-emergency powers after the Nov. 13 terrorist massacre in Paris.

The suicide bomber who blew himself up at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris got a job as a bus driver while on a terrorist watch list.

Hana Levi Julian

Media Go Haywire over Abbas-Netanyahu Handshake

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas shook hands for the first time in five years at the climate conference in Paris Sunday. The two leaders were shown on the left of a high photo-op “family picture” with 150 world leaders.

For some reason, Israeli media thought it was worth a screaming headline, but the fine print stated the obvious – it was a handshake and nothing more and nothing less.

The meeting was more like two ships passing in the night but brushing along each other’s sides by accident.

The London Jewish Chronicle reported the handshake in perspective, telling its readers that Abbas and Netanyahu “bumped into other.” If so, better to shake hands than to get into a fist fight.

Abbas and Netanyahu did not appear to talk with each other. They really did not have much to say, except , “Excuse me.”

French leaders still are going through the motions of trying to arrange an official meeting between Abbas and Netanyahu so they can talk about peace.

For the record, the meeting is not likely to take place.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

World Leaders Gather for ‘COP-21 Paris 2015’ Climate Change Conference

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sarah arrived in Paris Sunday night, just in time for the long-awaited summit on climate change.

The conference kicked off in the French capital at 11 am on Monday morning with 150 world leaders in attendance.

U.S. President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Netanyahu, and the leaders of China and India are among those who gathered to tie up two weeks of talks on global warning by lower-level officials.

Nearly 3,000 police and soldiers are also present to protect the event and its participants as well.

French authorities banned protests throughout the capital for security reasons. But thousands gathered in defiance of the ban to create a 2-kilometer human chain – which was then disrupted by anti-capitalists – and which led to clashes with riot police. Some 300 people were arrested in the melee.

“The fate of humanity is at stake in this conference,” French President Francois Hollande declared as he kicked off the summit. “On the 12th of December we must reach an agreement,” he said.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon followed Hollande, and told participants: “We need a universal, robust and meaningful agreement here in Paris> We are here to choose the path of compromise. All countries must agree to move gradually towards specific, quantified targets.”

“After the attacks in France we have to deal with urgent priorities… but also act for the long term, Hollande told media before the event. Participants in the conference must “assume their responsibilities in the face of global warming,” he warned in an interview with the “20 Minutes” daily.

“History will judge the heads of state and government harshly if, in December 2015, they miss this opportunity.”

Climate change may not seem to have any connection to terrorism; but scientists point out that drought leads to conflicts over water. Rising sea levels can affect the status of an island nation, and the shoreline of coastal cities, as well as harbors and ports. Moreover, tsunamis, earthquakes and other mass-casualty catastrophic events caused by climate change can affect society in other ways – such as the nuclear disaster that occurred at the Fukushima reactors in northern Japan just a few years ago.

Hollande hosted a meeting with Netanyahu Monday morning, in which the Israeli leader expressed his nation’s solidarity with the people of France after the Paris massacre on Nov. 13 that left 130 dead.

Netanyahu was also expected to meet with Russia’s President Putin to discuss the latest events in Syria.

Hana Levi Julian

Islamic Terror in Europe Turning Israel into West’s Best Friend

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The intensified war against the Islamic State (ISIS) has propelled Israel into the West’s best friend.

Russian president Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Israel and Moscow are exchanging intelligence information and that “relations between our countries are at high level.”

He added:

We will continue to maintain contacts with the Israeli leadership to establish a just, comprehensive and lasting peace in the Middle East, to share information on the anti-terrorism track.

In September, we held intense and very fruitful talks together with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. We agreed to deepen our cooperation in the spheres of industry, high-tech and agriculture.

The JewishPress.com reported here earlier this week that Israel, and not France as originally thought, provided Germany with precise intelligence information that foiled planned massive terrorist attacks at a soccer game, where Chancellor Angela Merkel was attending, and at a train station.

The massacres in Paris have sent European governments into a panic, and no one even thinks of BDS when it comes to seeking out Israeli intelligence, which is clued in more than Western countries that have pretended that the Muslim invasion of the continent has not included a large number of  terrorist cells..

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot visited Brussels this week for secret meetings with Belgian security officials, Maariv reported Friday.

He also met with senior American military officials.

 

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

It Happened in a Settlement in Paris, France

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

A Settler in Paris, France was threatened by indigenous individuals upset with him over something he must have done. The settler threatened to pull his weapon. [/sarc]

Did you notice how they aren’t afraid of him?

Video of the Day

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