4 suspects in rape and robbery of French Jewish couple not charged with hate crimes

(JTA) — French prosecutors omitted any reference to hate crimes from the indictment of four men suspected of rape and robbery at a suburban Paris home they acknowledged was targeted because it belonged to Jews. The handling judge of inquiry — a magistrate who in France is responsible for conducting the investigative hearing that precedes a criminal trial — decided against including hate crime charges in the 2014 incident in Creteil, the Le Parisien weekly reported Tuesday. The draft indictment against the four suspects now contains charges of group rape, armed robbery, abduc read more





Netanyahu, Turnbull discuss increase of joint intel efforts by Israel, Australia

February 22, 2017, 6:33 PM (IDT) Following talks with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that he had thanked Turbull for Australia's support of Israel at the UN and that the two leaders had discussed the tightening of bilateral cooperation in the intelligence field. Netanyahu also called attention to American President Donald Trump's condemnation of the latest anti-Semitic threats in the US. He later met with representatives of Sydney's Jewish community and then attended a conference of 500 bu read more

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