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  • A snapshot of France and her Jews at the crossroads

    2 weeks ago

    I was in Paris on the Shloshim (ceremony marking the 30th day of the passing of a loved one) of the murder of four Jewish shoppers at a kosher supermarket on a Sabbath eve last month.

    President Obama and his spokesman Josh Reader can parse their phrases any way they choose, but...

  • Muslim teacher quits French Muslim school citing anti-Semitism, radicalism

    2 weeks ago

    A Muslim teacher said he resigned from a French private high school for Muslims because of rampant anti-Semitism and radicalism among his students.

    Soufiane Zitouni, a former philosophy teacher at the Averroes high school in Lille, in northern France, revealed his reasons for...

  • Dieudonne trial over ‘gas chambers’ remark starting

    January 28, 2015 | 10:57 am

    The French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala is standing trial for saying that a Jewish journalist should have died “in the gas chambers.”

    The trial in criminal court begins Wednesday for Dieudonne, who has been convicted seven times for inciting racial hatred against Jews.

    He...

  • ‘All Jews must leave France’ —Really?

    January 26, 2015 | 12:17 pm

    Did the English leave England during WWII or did they head Winston Churchill’s words “NEVER NEVER NEVER Give in?”

    Did French Jews emerge from the ashes of the Holocaust to rebuild in France now to be finally purged from France by Islamists? 

    90,000 French Jews murdered in the...

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  • French police foiled terrorist plot on anti-Semitism forum

    January 21, 2015 | 2:29 pm

    Suspected jihadists arrested last year in Lyon were planning to carry out a terrorist attack at a Jewish group’s conference on anti-Semitism.

    The five suspects who were arrested in a series of sweeps by French police from Sept. 16 to Sept. 18 were planning to strike on Sept. 18...

  • Jewish boy, 13, assaulted near Paris

    January 21, 2015 | 1:38 pm

    A 13-year-old Jewish boy was maced near Paris in what a watchdog group said was an anti-Semitic assault by three unidentified minors.

    The incident occurred Tuesday evening in Le Pre-Saint-Gervais, a northeastern suburb of Paris, according to a report published Wednesday on the...

  • French comedian Dieudonne arrested over Charlie Facebook post

    January 14, 2015 | 10:51 am

    French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala was arrested for making a Facebook comment in sympathy with the Paris kosher supermarket gunman.

    Dieudonne, who has multiple convictions for inciting racial hatred against Jews, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion that he incited to...

  • After attack, spike in emigration could deplete France’s Jewish community

    January 13, 2015 | 3:19 pm

    Taken alone, the attack on the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket near Paris is nothing that French Jews haven’t seen before.

    Arguably, the 2012 attack that caught the Toulouse community unprepared was more traumatic because children were killed. And the 1982 attack on the...

  • Paris aliyah event draws 500

    January 12, 2015 | 10:39 am

    The slaying of four Jews at a Paris kosher market may cause a substantial increase in the number of Jews who will immigrate to Israel this year, Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky said.

    Sharansky arrived in Paris Sunday along with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and...

  • Wanna kill me? Take a number

    August 13, 2014 | 3:09 pm

    My friend Alain Azria gave me a puzzled look when I told him, with some indignation and disbelief in my voice, that I had just heard talk of killing Jews at an unauthorized anti-Israel demonstration last month in Paris.

    A young black man with a Parisian accent told a dozen...

  • Toulouse anti-racism rally features anti-Zionism chants

    February 24, 2014 | 11:24 am

    Participants in a march against anti-Semitism and other racism in the French city of Toulouse hurled anti-Zionist insults at Jewish fellow demonstrators.

    Some of the insults were directed at Nicole Yardeni, who heads the local chapter of the CRIF umbrella group of Jewish...

  • Answering back to the academic boycotters of Israel

    January 2, 2014 | 2:17 pm

    Six days after its membership voted to implement an academic boycott against Israeli universities, the American Studies Association’s Caucus on Academic and Community Activism on December 21, 2013 hurriedly issued a defensive appeal for support bemoaning, in the wake of a tsunami...

  • French Rapper Booba ‘Cyber-lynched’ for Mentioning Shoah

    February 7, 2013 | 9:57 am

    Dozens of anti-Semitic messages were left on the Facebook page of the popular French rapper Booba for vowing in a new song to avenge the victims of the Holocaust.

    Booba, the son of a Muslim father from Senegal, raps in a song titled “Master Yoda” that was posted Feb. 2 on his...

  • French rabbi receives threat to ‘punish’ Jews for complaining

    August 22, 2012 | 3:16 pm

    The chief rabbi of Lyon,  Richard Wertenschlag, has received a letter threatening to “punish a Jew for every complaint the Jews make on TV.”

    The threat came in a two-page letter delivered to Wertenschlag on Aug. 10. It contained two photos of a concentration camp, according to Dr....

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