Appeals trial begins for brother of Toulouse attacker Merah

The appeals trial of Abdelkader Merah, the brother of Mohamed Merah, begins in Paris over his role in the attacks carried out by his brother. Mohamed Merah shot three soldiers dead in March 2012, before killing four more, including three children, at a Jewish school in Toulouse a few days later. IMAGES AND SOUNDBITES

In Albania, a sole Jewish history museum on the brink

The first and only Jewish history museum in Muslim-majority Albania is at risk of disappearing after the death of its elderly founder, Simon Vrusho, who passed away following a heart attack in February at age 75. At the centre of his ‘Solomon Museum’ in Berat is the extraordinary story of how Albanian families sheltered thousands of Jews fleeing persecution during the Holocaust.

Anti-Semitic attacks lead to call for unity in Crown Heights

A spike in attacks targeting the Hasidic population of New York’s Crown Heights is bringing a new call to unity among Jewish and Black leaders, who have worked to bring the community together since the anti-Semitic riots that tore it apart in 1991.

SpaceX rocket carrying Moon-bound Israeli spacecraft lifts off

A SpaceX rocket takes off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral carrying Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft, which aims to make history twice: as the first private-sector landing on the Moon, and the first from the Jewish state. IMAGES

France: Rally held in Strasbourg following anti-Semitic attacks

More than a thousand people rally in Strasbourg on a day of nationwide actions against a rise in anti-Semitic attacks in France, including the daubing of swastikas on nearly 100 graves in a Jewish cemetery in eastern France.