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  Sivan 3, 5778 , 17/05/18

France: Event canceled due to Gaza tension

In light of the tension on the border of the Gaza Strip, a festive event marking the holiday of Shavuot, which was supposed to take place in the Yagel Yaakov synagogue in southern Paris, with the participation of Chief Rabbi of Paris Daniel Guggenheim, was canceled a few hours before it began. A security alert that included a "significant threat" to the security of the participants was received by local security forces.

Despite the cancellation of the specific event, the umbrella organization of the Jews of France made it clear that all the events planned for Shavuot would take place as planned. Last night, a special event was held in honor of Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, who is currently on a diplomatic visit to France.

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