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  • France’s Hollande says concerned about Gaza death toll

    3 weeks ago

    French President Francois Hollande expressed concern about deaths in Gaza on Thursday, one day after telling Israel it should take "all the necessary measures" to protect itself from militants' rockets.

    Hollande, who was criticised by left-wingers in France for stating solidarity...

  • Netherlands to deploy more police at Jewish sites after Belgium attack

    May 27, 2014 | 10:24 am

    Dutch authorities said on Tuesday they were deploying more police officers at Jewish sites, including cultural centers, schools and synagogues, after three people were shot dead at the Jewish Museum in Brussels this weekend.

    The attacker, who was caught on a security camera...

  • Police hunt Brussels Jewish Museum gunman, France tightens security

    May 25, 2014 | 11:25 am

    Belgian police were hunting a gunman on Sunday who shot dead two Israelis and a French woman at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, in an attack French President Francois Hollande said was without doubt motivated by anti-Semitism.

    Security around all Jewish institutions in Belgium was...

  • French cities ban Dieudonne performances

    January 7, 2014 | 2:48 pm

    Several French cities banned performances by the anti-Semitic comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala following a recommendation by the interior minister of France to the country’s mayors.

    Shows were banned by mayors in Marseille, Bordeaux, Tours and Nantes, the opening venue of the...

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  • Hollande visits graves of victims of Toulouse Jewish school attack

    November 19, 2013 | 10:38 am

    French President Francois Hollande visited the Jerusalem graves of the victims of the attack on a Toulouse Jewish school.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accompanied Hollande to the cemetery on Tuesday.  They were joined by members of the Sandler and Monsonego families,...

  • Iran: World powers should seize an “historic opportunity” to clinch nuclear deal

    November 19, 2013 | 9:28 am

    The protracted dispute over Iran's nuclear program can now be resolved, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in remarks released on Tuesday, and world powers should seize an "historic opportunity" to clinch a deal.

    Iran is to meet the six powers on Wednesday for the...

  • Deeply unpopular at home, French president embraced on Israel trip

    November 18, 2013 | 1:05 pm

    For Francois Hollande, the most unpopular head of state in France in more than half a century, his first presidential visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority promised a respite from the daily pummeling over his country’s stunted economy and his perceived flimsiness as a...

  • U.S., France, Britain to press Assad on chemical arms

    September 16, 2013 | 10:20 am

    The United States, France and Britain warned President Bashar Assad on Monday that there would be consequences if he fails to stick to a deal under which Syria must give up its chemical weapons, and U.N. experts confirmed sarin gas was used in the August 21 attack in Damascus.

    ...
  • Jews vocal on both sides of France’s gay marriage debate

    February 5, 2013 | 11:42 am

    Wide-eyed and smiley, Elay-Gabriel seems utterly unaffected by the French media’s sudden interest in him.

    A dozen French journalists have visited the 18-month-old in recent months because he is trapped in a sort of legal limbo: He cannot obtain citizenship because the state does...

  • France’s Hollande contacts Netanyahu to end Gaza fighting

    November 15, 2012 | 11:53 am

    French President Francois Hollande has made contact with the leaders of Israel and Egypt to try to prevent an escalation of fighting in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Jean-Francois Ayrault said on Thursday.

    The killing of a Hamas militant commander in an Israeli air strike on...

  • France’s Hollande ripped Netanyahu, French satirical weekly reports

    November 8, 2012 | 11:02 am

    French President Francois Hollande said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “turned a memorial service in Toulouse into an election rally,” a French satirical newspaper reported.

    The weekly Le Canard Enchaine published an unsigned article that said Hollande made the comment...

  • At Toulouse, French president vows to fight anti-Semitism

    November 1, 2012 | 9:44 am

    France will clamp down on anti-Semitic hate speech online and elsewhere, French President Francois Hollande said at a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    “We will relentlessly combat anti-Semitism, also on social networks where haters may have...

  • French police find ‘Jihadist’ bomb lab used in kosher store attack

    October 10, 2012 | 11:42 am

    French police have found an explosives lab which they say Jihadists used in the recent bombing of a kosher store near Paris.

    On Oct. 9, French police officers discovered firearms and “all the elements necessary to produce explosive devices” at a parking lot in the eastern Paris...

  • French president blames his country for WWII roundup of Jews

    July 23, 2012 | 10:33 am

    The roundup of thousands of Jews in Paris during World War II was a crime “committed in France, by France,” French President Francois Hollande said.

    Hollande was speaking Sunday at a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the largest French roundup of Jews.

    Some 13,000 French...

  • May 11, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 11, 2012 | 1:24 am

    The King is Dead; Long Live the King

    Shimon Stein of the Institute for National Security Studies examines how the election ‎of a socialist president will impact on France’s relations with Israel. ‎

    An examination of the president-elect’s statements and platform show that any...

  • Jewish reaction mixed to Hollande victory in France

    May 7, 2012 | 10:50 am

    Jewish reaction was mixed to the election of the Socialist Party’s Francois Hollande as the president of France.

    The European Jewish Congress congratulated Hollande, who was elected Sunday over Nicolas Sarkozy with 51.7 percent of the vote to 48.3 percent for the incumbent.

    “Our...

  • May 7, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 7, 2012 | 4:38 am

    Hollande Victory in France Lessens Likelihood of War with Iran

    The new socialist president will steer France away from his predecessor’s hardline ‎policies, writes Muhammad Sahimi for PBS. ‎

    Assembling a coalition with communists and smaller center-left ‎parties, Hollande...

  • 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...

  • April 30, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 30, 2012 | 3:29 am

    Benzion Netanyahu, historian, Israeli Prime Minister’s father, dies at ‎‎102

    Alan Abbey of the JTA rounds up the eulogies to Benzion Netanyahu, the historian ‎and Zionist activist who, along with two of his sons, has formed an integral part of ‎Israel’s history. ‎

    ...

  • French extreme-right leader has strong showing in presidential vote

    April 23, 2012 | 9:58 am

    French Socialist Francois Hollande edged President Nicolas Sarkozy in the initial round of presidential elections, with Marine LePen finishing with the highest total ever for her extreme-right-wing party.

    Hollande garnered 28 percent of the vote to 26 percent for Sarkozy, the...

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