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  • Powers struggle to agree on Syria; Russia urged to strike Islamic State

    1 week ago

    France challenged Russia to back its words with deeds over fighting Islamic State militants in Syria as major powers on Tuesday struggled to resolve differences between Moscow and the West over ending the civil war in the Middle Eastern country.

    After Russian President Vladimir...

  • French school identifies non-pork, non-meat eaters with yellow tags

    1 week ago

    A French municipality launched a probe into an elementary school’s use of red and yellow tags to identify pupils who do not eat pork and meat, respectively.

    The city of Auxerre, located 105 miles southeast of Paris, opened the investigation on Friday after parents complained to...

  • Paris calls public school map showing Israel as ‘Palestine’ a ‘production error’

    1 week ago

    Responding to parents who complained about the distribution at public schools of a map which labeled Israel as “Palestine,” the City of Paris said it was the result of “a simple production error.”

    The city’s media department gave the explanation in a statement it published Friday...

  • Marine Le Pen Faces trial for comparing Muslim prayer to Nazi occupation

    2 weeks ago

    French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen will go on trial for comparing Muslim street prayers to wartime Nazi occupation, a party official and the prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday.

    Le Pen, whom polls see likely to win a regional election in northern France in December, has...

  • Preserved remains of Jews used for Nazi medical experiments laid to rest

    September 10, 2015 | 3:30 pm

    The preserved remains of two Holocaust victims subjected to gruesome Nazi medical experiments finally received proper burial rites last weekend after being kept in a Nazi laboratory for 72 years.

    The remains — belonging to a Polish Jew named Menachem Taffel and another...

  • France honors Americans, Briton who disarmed train gunman

    August 24, 2015 | 10:30 am

    French President Francois Hollande on Monday awarded France's highest honor, the Legion d'honneur, to three U.S. citizens and a Briton who helped disarm a machine gun-toting suspected Islamist militant on a train last week.

    "Faced with the evil called terrorism there is a good,...

  • France train gunman identified as Islamist militant

    August 23, 2015 | 8:31 am

    Fingerprint evidence shows that the gunman overpowered by passengers on a train in France is a Morrocan known to European authorities as a suspected Islamist militant, according to a source familiar with the case.

    Two people were wounded in the struggle to subdue the...

  • Historic former French synagogue burns down

    August 11, 2015 | 10:30 am

    A historic building that once housed a synagogue burned down in northeastern France.

    Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fire last week in the town of Maizières-lès-Vic inside the 19th-century building, which was consumed by flames, the news website...

  • Remembering the massacre at Jo Goldenberg’s deli

    August 6, 2015 | 9:15 am

    It was my first visit to Paris, and I was both excited and relieved.  I arrived in the French capital on a warm summer’s day after a tense month in Israel.  My mother’s cousin Rolf, a travel agent in Tel Aviv, had written down a list of sites of Jewish interest to check out, and I...

  • Watchdog: Anti-Semitic attacks in France climbed 84% after kosher shop killings

    July 13, 2015 | 3:23 pm

    The number of anti-Semitic attacks recorded in France during the first quarter of 2015 increased by 84 percent over the corresponding period last year, a watchdog group said.

    The SPCJ security service of France’s Jewish communities released the figures Monday in a quarterly...

  • Jewish boy beaten and robbed in Paris anti-Semitic attack

    July 10, 2015 | 1:10 pm

     A Jewish boy from Paris was beaten and robbed outside his school by six young men in an anti-Semitic attack, a local watchdog said.

    The incident occurred on July 7 in Paris’ 19th arrondissement, near the Gare du Nord train station, according to a report  published by BNCVA, the...

  • With Europe drifting away, is Israel making new friends in the U.N.?

    July 10, 2015 | 9:24 am

    While significant, the vote by European countries in favor of adopting the latest United Nations report accusing Israel of possible war crimes in the 2014 Gaza war is neither unique nor particularly surprising.

    More noteworthy were the abstentions by Indian and four other...

  • France jails group chief after raids uncover Jewish targets

    July 10, 2015 | 8:55 am

    The leader of a banned French group was sentenced to nine years in jail on Friday on terrorism charges after police raids found weapons and a list of Jewish targets in his personal files.

    The Paris court handed down the sentence to Mohamed Achamlane, one of 14 people tried on...

  • Over 50 killed in terrorist attacks on three continents

    June 26, 2015 | 8:15 am

    Terrorists have attacked sites in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, killing over 50 people according to preliminary reports.

    At least one person was killed and several were injured in an attack on a gas factory in Grenoble, France in what French President Francois Hollande said was a...

  • Cryptic first Strauss-Kahn tweet ignites imaginations

    June 25, 2015 | 11:18 am

    If you were a disgraced politician accused of pimping and rape in a trial that revealed your fondness for anal sex and orgies with young women, what would be your first message to the world after your acquittal?

    For Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former finance minister of France and...

  • Irma Schwager, Austrian-Jewish activist in French resistance, dies at 95

    June 23, 2015 | 2:24 pm

    Irma Schwager, an Austrian-Jewish refugee who lost most of her family in the Holocaust and worked with the French resistance, has died.

    Her death at 95 was announced on Monday by Austria’s Communist Party, for whom she was honorary chairwoman.

    During World War II, Schwager, nee...

  • Strauss-Kahn, former IMF boss, cleared of prostitution charges

    June 12, 2015 | 8:30 am

    A French court cleared Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a former head of the International Monetary Fund, of pimping charges.

    Three judges of the Correctional Tribunal of the northern French city of Lille determined Friday that Strauss-Kahn, who is Jewish, did not promote or profit from...

  • Orange CEO due for Israel visit at week’s end following spat

    June 10, 2015 | 11:29 am

    Orange CEO Stephane Richard is expected to visit Israel at the end of the week, a senior government official said on Wednesday, after sparking a diplomatic spat over his remarks about ending a licensing deal there.

    Israel protested to France after Richard said last week that 25...

  • Orange pullout seen as sign of BDS influence on French policy

    June 5, 2015 | 3:44 pm

    To Israel’s supporters, the decision by the French telecommunications giant Orange to dump its Israeli affiliate is not only a politically motivated divestment by a major multinational corporation, but a sign that European policymakers are being impacted by efforts to boycott the...

  • France ‘opposed’ to Israel boycott amid Orange row

    June 5, 2015 | 2:22 pm

    France's foreign minister sought to calm a row with Israel on Friday, saying Paris opposed any boycott of the Jewish state, but stressed telecom firm Orange, which plans to end its license deal there, was free to define its own policy.

    "While it is up to the president of the...

  • France’s Orange plans to end brand licensing deal in Israel

    June 4, 2015 | 9:11 am

    Israel protested to France on Thursday after the head of partly state-owned French telecom giant Orange said it intended to end a brand licensing deal with an Israeli firm, drawing accusations it was bending to a pro-Palestinian boycott movement.

    Commenting on remarks in Cairo on...

  • Charlie Hebdo attack survivor is leaving publication

    May 19, 2015 | 11:16 am

    One of the few cartoonists to survive an Islamist militant attack on France's Charlie Hebdo journal is leaving the publication, saying he can no longer bear the pressure.

    Renald Luzier, better known simply as Luz, announced his decision in an interview in Liberation, the...

  • 500 Russian Jews to shop at Paris market where Jews were killed

    April 28, 2015 | 11:11 am

    A Russian chief rabbi is slated to lead a delegation of 500 young Jews to the Hyper Cacher supermarket near Paris where four Jewish shoppers were murdered.

    The delegation of 18- to 28-year-olds from across Russia is scheduled to leave from Moscow on Friday for Poland, Berlin and...

  • Lassana Bathily: The Muslim who saved French Jews

    By David Suissa

    April 9, 2015 | 2:41 pm

    Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of Lassana Bathily, a French-speaking African-born Muslim, just 24, whom I met on his recent visit to Los Angeles.

    It’s early Friday afternoon on Jan. 9, and Bathily is at work at the Hyper Cacher market in Paris, where he has been living since...

  • France set to propose new Palestinian state resolution at UN

    April 9, 2015 | 9:58 am

    This story originally appeared at The Media Line.

    The French government has seen a window of opportunity, after recent elections in Israel, to get the United States on board for a renewed effort toward an Israeli-Palestinian settlement, and is preparing a draft United Nations...

  • Israel reaches out to France before resumption of Iran nuclear talks

    March 23, 2015 | 9:16 am

    Top Israeli envoys were sent to confer with French officials on Sunday about preventing what Israel considers an unfavorable nuclear deal with Iran after tensions surfaced between France and the United States ‎over negotiation strategy.

    Though France has demanded more stringent...

  • French court: Centrists slandered leftist with anti-Semitism claims

    March 13, 2015 | 1:47 pm

    A French court found three center-right politicians guilty of defaming a far-left counterpart when they accused him of being affiliated with anti-Semites.

    In the ruling Thursday by the Correctional Tribunal of Paris, the judge ordered the three Union for a Popular Movement...

  • 2 men charged for links to Hyper Cacher shooter

    March 13, 2015 | 1:00 pm

    Two men have been charged for their links to the Paris kosher market gunman who killed four Jewish hostages in January.

    The men, identified as Amar R. and Said M. by the Associated Press, were charged for participating in a terrorist group with intent to commit a crime.

    Amar R....

  • French journalist reprimanded for asking politician if PM under ‘Jewish influence’

    March 11, 2015 | 10:20 am

    France’s national watchdog on broadcasters reprimanded a journalist who asked a politician whether the country’s prime minister was “under Jewish influence.”

    The Superior Audiovisual Council, or CSA, criticized Jean-Jacques Bourdin, a presenter for the BFMTV television station...

  • Drone spotted over Jewish school in Toulouse

    March 9, 2015 | 2:58 pm

    An unauthorized drone was spotted flying over the Jewish school in Toulouse that was attacked in 2012.

    Soldiers guarding the Ozar Hatorah school as part of a French government directive in the aftermath of the Jan. 9 attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris observed the drone on...

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