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Op-Ed: Writer tells of his own Neil Simon-like plays in his new book Special

San Francisco - The life and work of a writer is often a mixture of fact and fiction. Yet for many writers some of the best stories they share come from real life, especially their own.

Op-Ed: Are more Jewish women staying single?

More Jewish women are staying single (at least longer than their peers) and have a lower than average birth rate, at least according to one author.

Jewish museum shooting suspect appeals extradition

Paris - A French-Algerian man suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels is appealing a court decision to extradite him to Belgium, his lawyer said on Saturday.

French court orders extradition of Jewish museum shooting suspect

Versailles - A French court on Thursday ordered the extradition to Belgium of a man suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, but his lawyer said he would appeal the ruling.

Joint Christian-Jewish-Muslim worship center planned in Berlin

Berlin - The three main monotheistic religions of Europe are building a joint house of worship in central Berlin. The House of One, hopes to help unite the three religions by promoting dialogue and fostering understanding.

Jewish Museum suspect Nemmouche extradition ruling set for June 26

Versailles - A French court said Thursday it will decide on June 26 whether to extradite to Belgium the man suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels last month.

Clouds over French far-right party as father and daughter row

Paris - The unity of France's far-right National Front has cracked as founder Jean-Marie Le Pen and his daughter and party leader Marine engaged in an unprecedented public war of words, just as she is struggling to create a new EU eurosceptic group.

Pun by French far-right party founder slammed as anti-Semitic

Paris - Anti-racism campaigners reacted with outrage on Sunday to an apparent anti-Semitic pun by France's former far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen that even his own party and daughter were quick to criticise.

Belgian shot in Jewish Museum attack in Brussels dies

Brussels - A young Belgian man badly hurt in an attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels died of his injuries on Friday, the public prosecutor's office said.The Belgian, who is in his early 20s, is the fourth fatality from the May 24 shooting.

French court defers decision on handover of Brussels shooting suspect

Paris - A French court said it would rule next Thursday on whether a French Islamist arrested on suspicion of a triple murder at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, can be handed over to Belgium.

Europe's Jews grapple with 'new anti-Semitism'

Paris - From his kosher store in Paris, David Slama has watched the rise of a violent "new anti-Semitism" for more than a decade. Last month's bloodshed at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, he says, was only a question of time. "Anti-Semitism?

Brussels shooting suspect to fight French handover to Belgium

Paris - Mehdi Nemmouche, the French Islamist arrested on suspicion of a triple murder at the Brussels Jewish Museum, is to contest being handed over by France to Belgium, his lawyer said Wednesday.Nemmouche was arrested in Marseille on Friday.

Is Europe safe? Questions after arrest of Brussels shooting suspect

Paris - Has Europe under-estimated the security threat posed by battle-hardened homegrown Islamic militants returning from Syria?

Brussels shooting suspect's journey from troubled childhood to jihad

Tourcoing - Born in one of the poorest towns in France, Brussels shooting suspect Mehdi Nemmouche was abandoned by his mother, shunted from one foster home to another and evolved from a petty criminal to a hardened jihadist.

Frenchman 'admits to' Brussels shooting in video

Paris - A Frenchman who spent over a year in Syria has claimed responsibility for last week's deadly shooting at a Jewish Museum in Brussels in a video recording, prosecutors said Sunday.

Belgium probes terrorist link in Jewish Museum killings

Brussels - Belgium investigators on Monday probed a possible terrorist link in a fatal weekend shooting by a lone gunman at the Jewish Museum in Brussels that has shocked the world.

Belgium hunts gunman as attack claims fourth victim

Brussels - Belgian police appealed Sunday to the public for help in hunting down a gunman who shot dead four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, triggering fears of a resurgence of anti-Semitic violence.

Shock as three dead in gun attack at Brussels Jewish Museum

Brussels - Three people were shot dead and one badly injured when a gunman attacked the Jewish Museum in the centre of Brussels on Saturday in an apparently anti-Semitic act that shocked the country.

Three dead, one hurt in shoot-out near Brussels Jewish Museum

Brussels - Three people were killed and one badly injured when a gunman attacked the Jewish Museum in the centre of Brussels on Saturday, authorities said, expressing "shock" at an apparent anti-Semitic act.

Three dead, one hurt in shoot-out near Brussels Jewish Museum

Brussels - Three people were killed and one badly injured when a gunman attacked the Jewish Museum in the centre of Brussels on Saturday, authorities said.

Three dead, one hurt in shoot-out near Brussels Jewish Museum

Brussels - Three people were killed and one badly injured in a shoot-out Saturday near the Jewish Museum in Brussels city centre, Belga news agency said, quoting firefighters' emergency services.

Three dead, one hurt in shoot-out near Brussels Jewish Museum

Brussels - Three people were killed and one badly injured in a shoot-out Saturday near the Jewish Museum in Brussels city centre, Belga news agency said, quoting firefighters' emergency services.

Op-Ed: V. Stiviano/ Vanessa Maria Perez — Imitation of life redux

We know all about Donald Tokowitz Sterling’s disgusting remarks. As much as we are mortified and sickened by him, we have encountered this toxic mindset before. Here’s the real question: What the hell is wrong with his girlfriend?

Was Hitler's wife secretly Jewish?

It has just been discovered through DNA testing that Adolf Hitler's mistress, who he married mere hours before his death, was most likely of Jewish descent.

Rare genetic disease discovered

Tel Aviv - Researchers in Israel have unraveled the genetic basis of a hereditary disease that causes severe brain atrophy, mental retardation and epilepsy in Jews of Moroccan ancestry.

Intermarriage: Jewish fear factor when a Jew marries a non-Jew

Media reports of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son Yair dating a Norwegian girl, Sandra Leikanger wouldn't normally raise too much concern in any nation. But in Israel it has raised an old issue of great concern.

Op-Ed: Harper in Israel — A narrow agenda

Media and advocacy organizations, mostly ones within the Jewish and Evangelical Christian communities, have been lauding Prime Minister Stephen Harper's recent visit to Israel.

Op-Ed: Being Jewish at Christmas

It isn't the "most wonderful time of the year" for some of us. For the many who don't celebrate Christmas, it's just like any other time of the year.

Grammy and Emmy award-winning Paula Abdul visits Israel

Jerusalem - The award-winning and multi-platinum recording artist Paula Abdul will visit Israel as a guest of the Israel Tourism Ministry.

Elie Wiesel: 'I expected more' on action against Syria Special

New York - Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel was part of a prestigious panel at Cooper Union in New York City on Sunday night. The idea of the strong protecting the weak was discussed, with Wiesel indicating he thinks force should've been used against Syria's Assad regime.
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