Jewish Journal

Devorah Lauter

  • Muslim-Jewish ties: Trying to talk, not fight, in one Paris neighborhood

    February 25, 2009 | 4:00 am

    PARIS (JTA)—With the late afternoon sun hovering in the sky, the cries of Orthodox Jewish youngsters playing ball echo in a square just around the corner from a cluster of kosher Moroccan bakeries in this city’s 19th arrondissement.
    High-rise housing projects loom behind the...

  • Assad snubs Olmert at Sarkozy’s Mediterranean summit

    July 14, 2008 | 6:22 pm

    PARIS (JTA)—It was the snub of the day.

    Despite overtures by Israel’s prime minister to Syrian President Bashar Assad, Assad refused to acknowledge, shake hands, be photographed with or listen to Ehud Olmert when the two shared a conference room at Sunday’s Union for the...

  • Sarkozy’s summit gets every* Arab country to sit with Israel

    July 14, 2008 | 2:57 am

    PARIS (JTA)—While the French-initiated summit for the Union for the Mediterranean did not produce any major breakthroughs, French President Nicolas Sarkozy recognized one achievement.
    “The fact that we were all in the same room is already a lot,” Sarkozy said at a news conference...

  • French Jews to Sarkozy: Investigate al-Dura incident

    July 9, 2008 | 11:31 pm

    The organized Jewish community in France is publicly calling on President Nicolas Sarkozy to launch an investigation into the controversial television broadcast of an alleged Israeli shooting of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy.

    Last week's call by CRIF, the umbrella Jewish...

  • Sarkozy heralds new era in France-Israel ties

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    In an unprecedented speech by a French president to the umbrella organization of French Jewry, Nicolas Sarkozy pledged to boost the France-Israel relationship and play a major role in Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking.

    Fulfilling a promise he made almost a year ago, Sarkozy on Feb. 13...