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12 killed in attack on French magazine; assailants identified [UPDATED]

12 killed in attack on French magazine; assailants identified [UPDATED]

An attack on the Paris headquarters of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine has left at least 12 people dead, including the Jewish caricaturist Georges Wolinski.

Footage from the scene of Wednesday’s attack posted on the French news website JSSnews.com shows two heavily armed men exiting a black car and shooting a rifle at a police officer near the building. One of the masked assailants then approaches the officer and shoots him in the head.

Ten people also were wounded in the attack; four are in serious condition.

Last Updated ( Friday, 09 January 2015 11:06 )

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IJN seeks summer intern for 2015

Seeking: High school seniors with an interest in #journalism for a summer #internship. pic.twitter.com/aRHaEEWeEz — IJN (@IJN_Colorado) January 5, 2015 ...
Israel

She wants haredi women in politics

She wants haredi women in politicsTEL AVIV — Racheli Ibenboim acts as if she’s in a rush, repeatedly checking her phone before hurrying off to her next appointment exactly 30 minutes after the current one begins. The way Ibenboim tells it, she’s not just trying to keep up with a tight schedule but with a rapidly changing world. Two years ago, her campaign to include women in haredi political parties failed. But times may be changing. This year, the chasidic mother’s effort has garnered national attention and 5,000 supp...
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International

Palestinian statehood resolution fails

Palestinian statehood resolution failsNEW YORK — A Palestinian-backed UN resolution setting a deadline for a peace deal with Israel failed to garner sufficient votes for passage in the UN Security Council. The resolution, which was voted on Tuesday, was aimed at achieving a full Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank by late 2017. Eight nations on the 15-member council votes yes, two voted no and five abstained. Nine votes were required for passage. Had nine votes been obtained, the United States, which voted against the resolut...
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National

Penn group nixes Chris Hedges, who compared Israel to ISIS

NEW YORK — Former New York Times Middle East bureau chief Chris Hedges said he was disinvited to speak at a University of Pennsylvania conference following a column comparing Israel to ISIS. Hedges, now a columnist for the Truthdig.com website, was to speak at an April forum on prospects for peace in the Middle East sponsored by the university’s International Affairs Assn. Zachary Michael Belnavis, a student leader of the association, wrote to the lecture agency that his group didn’t see...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 January 2015 12:02 )

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JTA News

U.S. Jewish hikers in Nepal contact families

Marcy Oster They reportedly are at the Mount Everest base camp awaiting evacuation. Meanwhile, the earthquake’s death toll topped 4,000. ... [Link]

U.N. inquiry finds Israel fired on its schools, Hamas hid weapons in its buildings

Marcy Oster Some 44 Palestinians sheltering in the schools bombed by the Israelis were killed and Hamas also fired at Israel from U.N. buildings, the inquiry found. ... [Link]

Alan Pollack, activist for Israel, dies at 77

Marcy Oster Pollack, a leading Zionist activist from the 1960s to the 1980s, joined the JTA board in 1979. ... [Link]

Haredi Orthodox neighborhood has NYC’s highest birth rate

Julie Wiener Borough Park, an area in Brooklyn known for its sizable Orthodox Jewish population, has 27.9 births per 1,000 residents, making it “easily the city’s baby capital.” ... [Link]

Holocaust survivor criticized for urging end to prosecution of SS officers

Julie Wiener Eva Mozes Kor, who had been one of 50 Auschwitz survivors bringing charges against Oskar Groening, made her remarks on German television. ... [Link]

Nicki Minaj made this kid’s bar mitzvah legendary

Gabe Friedman What was the famous hip-hop artist doing at a bar mitzvah? ... [Link]

The world’s smallest Bible, now on view at the Israel Museum

Gabe Friedman You’ve never seen the Bible like this before. That is, if you can actually see this version. ... [Link]

Why Israeli couples have surrogate pregnancies in Nepal

Ben Sales Israeli couples unable to get pregnant are choosing surrogacy abroad. For same-sex couples, Nepal is one of the only options. ... [Link]

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