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  • 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...

  • Fear of halal meat a presidential campaign issue in France

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 19, 2012 | 7:53 pm

    Imagine a key issue in the 2012 U.S. presidential election being a fight over whether Americans were unwillingly being forced to eat kosher food. That is basically the situation in France, where far-right leader Marine Le Pen is stoking anti-immigration fears by claiming that she has...

  • 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...