Dutch Mark 20th Anniversary Of El Al Amsterdam Crash As Questions Linger


Chemical weapons, nuclear debris and Mossad agents in biohazard suits all have played prominent roles in the dozens of conspiracy theories surrounding the crash of an El Al airplane here 20 years ago this month.

But Rob Oudkerk, vice chairman of the Dutch parliament’s inquiry into the deadly crash, has studied and dismissed them all.

Crash site in the Biljmer neighborhood in Amsterdam.

Kafka's Writings To Go Public

After long legal battle, Israeli court orders papers transferred to the Israel National Library


An Israeli court ruled that papers belonging to writer Franz Kafka be transferred to the Israel National Library in Jerusalem.

The Tel Aviv District Family Court made the ruling last Friday following a years-long legal battle.

Explosives Lab Used To Bomb Kosher Store Found

French police found lab of "jihadist cell" after interrogating 12 suspects


French police found an explosives lab that they say was used by a "jihadist cell" in the bombing of a kosher store near Paris.

Francois Molins of the Paris prosecutor’s office said at a news conference Wednesday that the firearms and “all the elements necessary to produce explosive devices” were discovered the previous day at a parking lot in the eastern Paris suburb of Torcy.

French police found the cache after interrogating 12 suspects arrested over the weekend in various French cities, predominantly in Cannes and Paris, he added.

Jailed Alan Gross May Have Tumor

Doctors say Jewish-American contractor has mass behind right shoulder.


Jailed Jewish-American contractor Alan Gross may have a cancerous tumor that needs to be treated, his lawyer said.

Gross has an unidentified mass behind his right shoulder, according to reports. Cuban doctors declared the mass to be a hematoma that would reabsorb over time.

CT and ultrasound scans of the mass conducted by the Cuban doctors were sent to Gross' lawyers in the United States.

Germany Sending $2,700 To Child Holocaust Survivors

‘Symbolic’ payments meant to recognize late-onset symptoms stemming from wartime trauma.

Staff Writer

People who survived the Holocaust as children received last Friday a payment from the German government of €2,500, about $2,700.

Auschwitz and Belsen concentration camp survivor Eva Behar shows her number tattoo. Getty Images

Inquest: British Student Did Not Commit Suicide At ’03 Right-Wing Confab In Germany


A British Jewish student who died in Germany 12 years ago after attending the conference of a far-right group did not commit suicide, a British coroner ruled.

Amy Schumer, New Joan Rivers?

The Jewish comedy queen busting the patriarchy, one sketch at a time.

Staff Writer

Amy Schumer is hot right now.

Comedy Queen Amy Schumer. Getty Images.

German Anti-Semitism Panel Adds Jewish Members After Outcry


Berlin — Two Jewish experts have been appointed belatedly to a government expert panel on anti-Semitism, after protests by Jewish groups.

Palestinians Reject Israeli Soccer Proposal, Pushing Ahead With Suspension Vote


The Palestinian Football Association rejected an Israeli proposal to address its grievances and will move forward with a motion to expel Israel from international soccer play.

Push To Muslims Could Face Headwinds

In wake of Pew study, outreach effort seen as ‘the great challenge of the 21st century.’

Staff Writer

With the Muslim population of America more than doubling in the last seven years, according to the recently released Pew Research Center survey, “America’s Changing Religious Landscape,” the Jewish community appears poised to ramp up its outreach to Muslims.

The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom brings together Muslim and Jewish women. Courtesy of Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom
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