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  • French far-right National Front party wins first round of local elections

    December 7, 2015 | 12:19 pm

    The far-right National Front party won the first round of local elections in France.

    Less than a month after the Islamic State terror attacks in Paris that killed 130, the anti-immigrant National Front garnered 28 percent of the vote nationally on Sunday, edging the center-right...

  • In wealthy Paris hamlet, some Jews reconsider their future

    November 17, 2015 | 1:23 pm

    Babette and Sasha Bergman lead what many would consider a charmed life.

    Both Jewish high-tech professionals in their 30s — they met while working at Google’s European headquarters in Ireland — the Bergmans settled in this capital city shortly ahead of the birth of their now...

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

    September 22, 2015 | 2:20 pm

    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...

  • 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...

  • Marine Le Pen: Wearing kipahs should be banned

    September 21, 2012 | 11:10 am

    French right-wing politician Marine Le Pen said she supports a ban on wearing kipahs in public in addition to a ban on Muslim headscarves.

    “Obviously, if the veil is banned, the kipah [should be] banned in public as well," the French daily Le Monde quoted Le Pen, leader of the...

  • Madonna under fire as Israel concert draws heavy media flak [VIDEO]

    June 4, 2012 | 3:11 pm

    France’s far-right National Front is considering a lawsuit against Madonna over a video she used during her concert in Israel on Thursday night. The clip showed party leader Marine Le Pen with a swastika on her forehead.

    While she performed the song “Nobody Knows Me” in Ramat Gan...

  • Polls showing rise of France’s Marine Le Pen stir debate among Jews about talking to her

    March 22, 2011 | 12:12 pm

    On the second floor of the town hall in Paris’ third Arrondissement, leaders of France’s major Jewish institutions gathered to denounce the leader of the far-right National Front party and to assert that she remains unworthy of dialogue with the Jewish community.

    Last week’s...