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  • A Yom Kippur forum on anti-Semitism

    By Ryan Torok

    October 14, 2014 | 11:36 am

    Is the recent uptick in anti-Semitic incidents in Europe due, in part, to the distance in time from the Holocaust and a fading memory of the 6 million Jews who perished in it? 

    This was among the topics of a panel discussion titled “Anti-Semitism in Europe: Crisis or Challenge?”...

  • France largest source of immigration to Israel so far in 2014

    September 5, 2014 | 12:49 pm

    Reaching a 25-year high, immigration to Israel from France has become the largest single source of newcomers to Israel so far this year.

    Some 4,566 French immigrants arrived in Israel from January through Sept. 1, surpassing Russia, with 2,632 immigrants, and Ukraine, with 3,252...

  • Germany, France, Italy condemn anti-Semitism in anti-Israel protests

    July 22, 2014 | 9:41 am

    The foreign ministers of GermanyFrance and Italy on Tuesday condemned anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia that have marred rallies against Israel's role in its conflict with Hamas in which about 600 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have died.

    After 10 days of bombardment, ...

  • Le’Chaim to France

    By Nikki Tabibian

    August 27, 2012 | 3:09 pm

    During last summer my family and I took a trip to Europe. From what I recall, I enjoyed most of the sites we visited, but one spot particularly captured me. A city, known to many, as the city of love, lights and romance. And a city that shaped the course of my entire high school...

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  • Thousands of French Jews check out aliyah

    May 7, 2012 | 10:16 am

    Some 5,000 French Jews participated in an aliyah fair in Paris.

    The fair, organized and run by the Jewish Agency, took place Sunday as French voters went to the polls and elected Francois Hollande as their new president, beating incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy, considered the favored...

  • Hollande beats Sarkozy to win French presidency

    May 6, 2012 | 4:07 pm

    Francois Hollande became the first Socialist president of France in nearly two decades, defeating incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.

    With half the votes counted nationwide, Hollande was leading Sarkozy, 50.8 percent to 49.2 percent. Sarkozy, the center-left candidate, was considered the...

  • A teacher and three students shot dead outside French Jewish school

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 19, 2012 | 9:56 am

    Tragic new from France this morning that evokes images of the North Valley JCC shooting in 1999. JTA reports that three students and a teacher were shot dead outside a Jewish school in Toulouse, France:

    A man riding a motorbike reportedly opened fire Monday morning outside the Ozar...

  • French philanthropist aid to Iranians comes full circle

    By Karmel Melamed

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Philanthropist Hubert Leven, a French Ashkenazi Jew who recently visited Los Angeles, has ties to the close-knit Iranian Jewish community that go back four generations.

    More than 100 years ago, the Alliance Israelite Universelle (AIU), a nonprofit educational organization his...

  • Letter from France: Battle against anti-Semitism enters new phase with increased legal action and harsher penalties

    By Shirli Sitbon

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    French Jews were relieved to learn of the arrest and conviction of Nizar Ouedrani, a man who assaulted a young Jew wearing a kippah in Paris last July, as the victim was walking toward a synagogue.

    The incident is one among dozens, but for the first time, Jewish leaders noted, the...

  • Plan 9 from La Belle France

    By David Suissa

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    If I were the boss of L.A. Jewry, I'd make it easier for French Jews to move to Los Angeles. Why? Because many of them would love to live here. And judging from those that have already settled here, they boost the local economy, they enhance our quality of life, and they love their...
  • France Tirelessly Battles Anti-Semitism

    By Philippe Larrieu

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    After 15 days of violent urban unrest, at a time when all those who have France at heart are worried and distressed, when the beautiful motto of the French Revolution, "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity," seems endangered, I would like to convey a strong and meaningful message: France is...

  • French Riots Not a Jewish Problem

    By Lauren Elkin

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Some media are calling it a "suburban intifada," but the rioting that is rocking France is not a Jewish problem, but a national one.

    That appears to be the consensus of French Jews, who are simultaneously alarmed at the widespread violence of mostly Muslim youths in suburbs around...

  • Anti-Semitism Takes No Holiday in France

    By Carole Raphaelle Davis

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    This is the season of le grand départ, when millions of French people leave for their summer vacation. Eighty-four percent of the French population will be going away on holiday this summer, and there are traffic jams hundreds of kilometers long from Paris to the Riviera.

    But this...

  • French Jews

    By Philip Carmel

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    French Jewish leader Roger Cukierman has moderated his tone during the past 12 months -- but his message appears largely unaltered.

    Jews in France are living "in a time of malaise," Cukierman, president of the CRIF umbrella organization of French Jews, told more than 800 guests at...

  • Jews Bid France Adieu

    By Andrew Diamond

    December 27, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    With French Jews complaining about a rise in anti-Semitic violence, there appears to be a sharp increase in the number of people inquiring about immigrating to Israel.

    After several years of declining aliyah (immigration to Israel) from France, the Jewish Agency for Israel has seen a...

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