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  • Never Trump — not for any of us

    May 27, 2016 | 9:38 am

    In 2002 when Jean-Marie Le Pen— then the head of the extremist French Front National— shockingly made it to the runoff for the French Presidential election, French voters knew what to do: Repudiate him, and everything he stood for.

    Le Pen is, not to mince words, a racist, a bigot...

  • Le Pen picks fight with father amid party’s surging Jewish support

    April 14, 2015 | 12:44 pm

    At 27, David Rachline is the youngest senator in the history of France’s Fifth Republic and a rising force within the country’s third largest party.

    A university dropout and the son of a Jewish Socialist Party activist, Rachline crushed his opponents in the 2014 mayoral elections...

  • Marine Le Pen raps father for pun deemed anti-Semitic

    June 10, 2014 | 2:34 pm

    Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front party, criticized her father, the party’s founder, for a pun about a French-Jewish singer seen as anti-Semitic.

    Jean-Marie Le Pen, currently a legislator, said in a video posted on the party website that “next time we...

  • France’s National Front drops Jean-Marie Le Pen blog

    June 10, 2014 | 2:02 pm

    Marine Le Pen's National Front party stopped hosting a video blog produced by her father and party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen on Tuesday after a controversial quip he made about a Jewish singer revived accusations of anti-Semitism.

    Le Pen rebuked her father at the weekend for what...

  • Meet the filmmakers of the French megahit “The Intouchables” [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 3, 2012 | 12:21 pm

    These are heady times for the French-Jewish filmmakers Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache.  Harvey Weinstein snatched up the rights to their French-language odd couple dramedy, “The Intouchables,” following The Weinstein Company’s penchant for purchasing Gallic fare such as the...

  • World Briefs

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Public Support for Israel Wanes

    American public support for Israel has declined slightly over the past year. In its annual "favorability of nations" poll Feb. 9-12, Gallup found that 59 percent of Americans hold a favorable view of Israel to various degrees, versus 35 percent...