The Alliance Lives!

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PICKING UP THE PIECES: The Djerba synagogue was bombed in April 2002

American officials still deplore what they see as France's betrayal in the walk-up to the U.S.-led war in Iraq. But they can't complain about France's reliability and loyalty in the war on terror. French authorities tell Time that the June 2 arrest near Paris of a German al-Qaeda sympathizer with alleged links to two terror plots — including the Sept. 11 attacks — was carried out by French intelligence services in tandem with their American colleagues. That partnership not only snagged what French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy last week called "a senior leader of al-Qaeda" in Europe, but illustrated how international...

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