Report: Paris police order Jews to cancel public Hanukkah celebrations in light of terror attack

hanukkahCiting a tweet by Miri Michaeli, a correspondent based in London, the Times of Israel reported that Paris police ordered Jews to cancel “most” public Hanukkah candle-lighting in the city due to security concerns raised by the recent terror attack in that city.

About two hours later, however, she said in a followup tweet that some celebrations may be permitted.

A translation, provided by Bing, read:


The Times translated the tweet:

The tweet reads, in Hebrew: “Chabad: Paris police order [us] to cancel most of our public [Hanukkah] candlelighting in the city, in light of the terror attack and the fear of additional attacks. Efforts [are underway] to approve a candlelighting at the foot of the Eiffel [Tower].”

She later tweeted:


Some, however, questioned her report:

Others, however, see it as a victory for ISIS and sharia law:


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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