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April 18, 2015 / 29 Nisan, 5775
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Venez à la Maison en Israël

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

It always surprises me that all the Jews didn’t run away from Germany before the Holocaust began. I don’t mean when it was too late and they couldn’t, but when the antisemitism was already starting to be overt and unavoidable.

I know that Aliyah from France is up, but we’re talking about a few thousand people a year out of half a million – and this is when at least 40% of all racist crimes in France have been against Jews.

There’s no denying that there’s something naively optimistic about us Jews. We always think the situation will get better, but sometimes the writing is on the wall, like it is in France.

I’m sure there are French Jews who are looking at the massive support rally and think that France is finally at a turning point, and it will now begin to truly fight the Islamic terrorism in its midst, and once again Paris will be safe(r) for Jews.

Perhaps. Or perhaps it’s too late.

Picking up and leaving isn’t easy. The well-off French Jews probably all have homes in Netanya and Jerusalem already, but it’s the middle-class that has a problem.

Israel needs to make a special effort to bring them all over to Israel successfully. We must make sure they have jobs, homes, and not face a drastic drop in their lifestyle, just because they are making Aliyah (basically against their will).

The Russian and Ethiopian aliyahs had their unique challenges and Israel rose to meet them.

Massive French Aliyah will have its own unique challenges too, and the country must begin preparing for it, as well as convincing our French brethren that it is time to come home. 10,000 French Jews should not be the goal. Half a million French Jews should be our goal.

I don’t know much French, but just for you guys I’ll do my part just to make sure you all feel just a little more comfortable: Bienvenue à la maison.

I hope I wrote that right, but if I didn’t, try this on for size:
ברוכים הבאים הביתה.

Bomb Found Near Istanbul Shopping Center

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

A homemade bomb was found placed outside an Instanbul, Turkey shopping center. Turkish police defused the bomb, according to the al-Ahram website.

On Tuesday, a suicide bomber, believed to have Jihadi links blew himself up in Istanbul.

Names of Paris Kosher Supermarket Victims

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

The four hostages killed by the terrorists in the Paris HyperCacher supermarket have been identified as:

Yoav Hattab,
Philippe Braham,
Yohan Cohen and
François-Michel Saada

Between 15 to 20 hostages were rescued from the Islamic Jihadi terrorists.

Suspect Arrested in Sha’ar Shechem Stabbing

Friday, January 9th, 2015

A 22 year old American Chassidic man was stabbed on Thursday at the Old City of Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate (Sha’ar Shechem).

Police have a 15-year-old Arab suspect in custody for the attack. The suspected terrorist lives in northern Jerusalem.

Police Corner Terrorists near Paris in Hostage Situation

Friday, January 9th, 2015

French police have cornered two terrorists responsible for a massacre in Paris earlier this week. The two are holed up in a printing factory north of Paris.

According to initial reports, two people were killed in a shootout between the suspects and police, and 20 others were wounded. However, French police later denied reports of fatalities.

At least one person is being held hostage by the terrorists.

The suspects have been named as brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi. The two murdered 12 people two days ago in an attack targeting the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. The publication was targeted because it had published cartoons mocking radical Islam and terrorism.

The attack spurred demonstrations worldwide on behalf of free speech. Protests in France, Britain, Belgium, Israel and elsewhere have expressed support for the right to freedom of expression. Many have held signs saying Je suis Charlie (I am Charlie).

‘Charlie Hebdo’ Terrorists Have Hostage

Friday, January 9th, 2015

French police are reportedly exchanging fire with two terrorists who carried out a brutal massacre in Paris two days ago. The suspects were found north-east of Paris, and a car chase and shootout ensued.

According to French media reports the terrorists are holding a hostage.

The terrorists murdered 12 people, most of them staff at the Charlie Hebdo magazine. The magazine was targeted because it had published controversial cartoons mocking radical Islam. The paper also frequently poked fun at other groups, including Catholics and Jews.

Following the attack tens of thousands gathered in Paris, Toulouse, London, Brussels, and elsewhere in Europe to demonstrate for the right to free speech. Many held placards stating “Je suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie”).

UPDATE — 12 Killed in Paris Terror Attack, 3 Islamic Gunmen On the Loose [video]

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Twelve people have been killed and 10 – 15 people wounded, 5 of whom seriously wounded (4 critically) in a terrorist attack in the offices of the Charlie Hebdo satire magazine on boulevard Richard-Lenoir in Paris (Paris XI).

The terrorists entered the office and asked for specific victims by name. Reports indicate the terrorists were well trained and professionals.

Two policemen have been killed among the 11.

Three gunman committed the terror attack, shooting Kalashnikov rifles. They swapped cars during their escape.

Witnesses say they heard the shooters say, “We’ve avenged the honor of the prophet!” according to Sky News.

According to Le Figaro, the gunman are on the run after a shootout with policemen.

A pedestrian has been injured by the terrorist’s vehicle, and there has been a second shootout, according to Le Figaro.

Paris is now at the highest alert level.

The magazine has published anti-ISIS and Prophet Mohammed cartoons in the past.

The following is the most recent cartoon tweeted by Charlie Hebdo:

A recently published cartoon by Charlie Hebdo criticizing the leader of the Islamic state, Al-Baghdadi.

A recently published cartoon by Charlie Hebdo criticizing the leader of the Islamic state, Al-Baghdadi.

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On January 1st, arsonist set a fire to a Paris synagogue and painted swastikas on the walls of the shul.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/breaking-up-to-10-killed-in-paris-terrorist-attack/2015/01/07/

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