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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Saturday, April 29, 2017

International

French security services arrest two men accused of plotting an attack, five days before presidential election

French security services on Tuesday arrested two men accused of plotting an attack, just five days before the first round of the presidential election, AFP reports.

The men were arrested in the southern city of Marseille by agents from France’s domestic intelligence agency, according to the news agency.

French Interior Minister Matthias Fekl said the attack was to be carried out in the “next few days” by the two men, aged 23 and 29, who are known to be “radicalized”.

He gave no further details on the nature of the plot.

France has been rocked by a wave of deadly jihadist attacks which began on January 2015 and have killed more

Family from Amsterdam which submitted applications to flee Nazi genocide perished in the Holocaust

An electrician from the Netherlands discovered during repair work a suitcase containing visa applications to the United States that Holocaust victims filled out 76 years ago.

The electrician, Guus Braam, and the owner of the home where he discovered the suitcase wrapped in newspaper inside a crawl space, gave the objects to the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam suspecting it “must have

Despite high tensions between the United States and Russia, Moscow’s Jewish community will gather for the largest-ever festival for Russian-speaking Jews in the former Soviet Union. More than 2,500 will attend Limmud FSU’s 11th conference in Moscow, April 20-23. 

Keynote speakers at the conference will include Russia’s chief rabbi, Berel Lazar and Israel’s minister of justice, Ayelet Shaked. The event will include more than 250 workshops, roundtables and activities for children, and 12

Turkey's ruling party has claimed victory in a referendum granting broad new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, authorities announced late Sunday.

With 99 percent of the ballots counted, official Turkish media placed the "yes" vote at more than 51 percent, and the "no" vote at just under 49 percent. The head of Turkey's electoral board later confirmed those results and said official tallies would be released within the next 12 days.

Erdogan told cheering supporters outside his official

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Deitsch, who served as a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary in France and Israel, passed away last Shabbat in Jerusalem as the result of injuries sustained last October in an anti-Semitic attack in Ukraine. He was 64 years old.

Deitsch had been active in strengthening Jewish life in the former Soviet Union for many years, and was a central organizer of hospitality and programming at the burial site of Chabad’s founder, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, in Haditch, Ukraine. He was