Jerusalem violence: Fear of deadly ‘religious war’ between Jews and Muslims

JERUSALEM —Israelis and Palestinians expressed fear Wednesday that their decades-old conflict was moving beyond the traditional nationalist struggle between two peoples fighting for their homelands and spiraling into a raw and far-reaching religious confrontation between Jews and Muslims. The threat — perhaps more accurately the dread — of an incipient but deadly “religious war” was […]

3 of the 4 killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack are American Rabbis

Two Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, attacking worshippers praying inside with meat cleavers and a gun, and killing four people before they were killed in a shootout with police, officials said. Three of the victims — Aryeh Kopinsky, Calman Levine, Moshe Twersky — were dual American-Israeli citizens, a police official confirmed to CBS […]

4 Killed in Jerusalem Synagogue Complex

Two assailants armed with a gun, knives and axes stormed a synagogue complex in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of West Jerusalem on Tuesday morning, killing at least four worshipers during morning prayers, according to the police. The attack was one of the deadliest in the city in several years. Police officers who arrived at the […]

France detains suspect in 1980 Paris synagogue bombing

A Lebanese-Canadian who is the main suspect in a 1980 bombing that killed four people outside a Paris synagogue was placed under formal investigation on Saturday, his lawyer told Reuters. Hassan Diab arrived in Paris from Canada on Saturday after the country’s highest court on Thursday refused to rule on his appeal against extradition to […]

Extradition to France of accused Lebanese-Canadian bomber approved

An Ontario judge has approved an extradition order for a former Ottawa university lecturer accused of being behind a deadly bombing outside a Paris synagogue in 1980, paving the way for him to face murder charges in France. Hassan Diab, a Lebanese-born Canadian who taught sociology at both the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, […]