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  • French Jews slam Iranian president’s visit on Holocaust remembrance day

    1 week ago

    French Jews protested the arrival of Iran’s president in Paris, saying it was particularly unacceptable because the visit fell on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    Hassan Rouhani, who postponed a November visit to France because of the terrorist attacks that killed 130 in...

  • French PM: Attacks in France, Israel show we are ‘in world war’

    3 weeks ago

    Listing terrorist attacks in Israel along with attacks by the Islamic State, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said they showed “we are in a world war.”

    Valls made the statement Monday at a Paris hotel in an address before approximately 350 listeners, mostly from the Jewish...

  • French lawmakers wear kippah to parliament following Jew’s stabbing

    3 weeks ago

    A French-Jewish lawmaker and his non-Jewish colleague wore kippahs in parliament to signal their rejection of anti-Semitism.

    Meyer Habib and Claude Goasguen were filmed wearing the Jewish head covering, also known as a yarmulke or skullcap, briefly in the corridors of the...

  • French Jews condemn attack on mosque on Corsica

    December 28, 2015 | 11:48 am

    The umbrella group of French Jewish communities condemned rioting at a mosque on the French island of Corsica, which occurred following an assault on two firemen there.

    The events referenced in the statement by the CRIF umbrella group Saturday occurred in the Corsican...

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  • Paris photo exhibit glorifies Palestinian terrorism, Jewish group says

    December 28, 2015 | 11:04 am

    French Jews accused the medical group Doctors without Borders of glorifying Palestinian terrorism in a photo exhibition on militants, which opened with municipal assistance.

    Roger Cukierman, president of the CRIF umbrella group of French Jewish communities, last week asked the...

  • Jews against Trump

    By Rob Eshman

    December 8, 2015 | 4:51 pm

    In ways direct and subtle, the Jews of America and the Jews of France, the Jews of the left and the Jews of the right, the Jews of the Reform movement and the Jews of the Orthodox movement, have sent Donald J. Trump a message: Feh.

    “Feh” is a Yiddish expression of disgust.  And...

  • French far-right National Front party wins first round of local elections

    December 7, 2015 | 12:19 pm

    The far-right National Front party won the first round of local elections in France.

    Less than a month after the Islamic State terror attacks in Paris that killed 130, the anti-immigrant National Front garnered 28 percent of the vote nationally on Sunday, edging the center-right...

  • 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 Jewish leader indicted for calling Dieudonne ‘professional anti-Semite’

    October 22, 2014 | 9:32 am

    Roger Cukierman, president of France’s largest Jewish group, was indicted for calling the comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala a “professional anti-Semite.”

    Cukierman, who heads the CRIF umbrella of French Jewish communities and organizations, announced the indictment on Monday in a ...

  • French Jewish leader: ‘It’s not so pleasant living there as Jews’

    May 12, 2014 | 2:51 pm

    France’s flag has three stripes, and its motto promotes three values: liberty, equality and fraternity.

    Now, its Jewish community — Europe’s largest — faces three threats, according to Roger Cukierman, president of the CRIF umbrella group of French Jewish organizations and a vice...

  • 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...

  • French group that saved Jews from Nazis snubs Shoah memorial event

    February 12, 2013 | 6:41 am

    A French organization that saved Jews during the Holocaust has declined to attend a commemoration because it was organized by pro-Israel Jews.

    The Marseille branch of CIMADE, a French Protestant group established in 1939, declined to attend the region’s main memorial ceremony for...

  • In France, Marseille Jews look to Paris and worry that their calm may be fleeting

    October 17, 2012 | 1:34 pm

    At a time when Jewish institutions across France resemble military fortresses for their security, entering the great synagogue and main Jewish center of this picturesque city on the Mediterranean coast is as easy as pushing open the front door.

    The only obstacles on a recent...

  • Richard Prasquier, French Jewish CRIF leader, adds to warning on Francois Hollande presidency

    May 1, 2012 | 11:28 am

    Richard Prasquier, the president of the CRIF umbrella group of French Jewry, reiterated concerns that a Francois Hollande presidency would boost the anti-Israel left.

    Speaking to reporters Monday before a meeting at the French Consulate in New York, Prasquier said, “We know that...

  • Sarkozy heralds new era in France-Israel ties

    By Devorah Lauter

    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...

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