Jewish Journal

Shirli Sitbon

  • Letter from France

    January 5, 2011 | 10:16 am

    Are some influential people in America using the memory of the Holocaust to beat France out of business deals? Many people here in Paris seem to think so. The controversy was all over the papers a few weeks ago. After a decade of negotiations on the sale of the high-speed train to...

  • Unraveling Deceitful Judeo-Muslim Dialogue

    January 28, 2009 | 3:29 pm

    French authorities are hoping that the truce in the Middle East will extend to their own territory.

    Over the past three weeks, more than 60 anti-Semitic incidents have occurred throughout the country: Molotov cocktails were thrown at synagogues, a dozen youths were assaulted,...

  • Letter from Paris: Israel and France are back to normal

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres has seen it all.

    Almost any man would have been confused by the series of unbelievable mishaps that erupted out of nowhere during his visit in France, from anti-Israeli rallies and boycotts to a sabotage of his speech by right-wing Jews, to the...

  • Letter from France: The hottest ticket in town

    February 7, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    The Judeo-political happening of the year, the annual dinner of the Conseil ReprÃ(c)sentatif des Institutions juives de France (Council of Jewish Organizations of France, better known as CRIF), is about to take place on Feb. 13 in one of Paris' glamorous venues, the Pavilion...
  • Letter from France:  An incendiary TV news report’s truthfulness is on trial

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Something unusual happened in the small 11th Appeals courtroom of Paris on Nov. 14. The footage used for a September 2000 report by French TV on the death of Mohammad al Dura in the Gaza Strip was screened and examined by a judge in a slander trial against an Internet site that had...
  • Letter from France: French first lady vanishes

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Where is Cecilia?

    French newspapers have been investigating the whereabouts of French first lady Cecilia Sarkozy because she has vanished from TV screens and media events. The spouse of President Nicolas Sarkozy has apparently disappeared from public life -- or at least from her...

  • Letter from France: Battle against anti-Semitism enters new phase with increased legal action and harsher penalties

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    French Jews were relieved to learn of the arrest and conviction of Nizar Ouedrani, a man who assaulted a young Jew wearing a kippah in Paris last July, as the victim was walking toward a synagogue.

    The incident is one among dozens, but for the first time, Jewish leaders noted, the...