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  • New activists’ group to push Marine Le Pen to French Jews ahead of ’17 vote

    3 days ago

    Jewish activists close to Marine Le Pen said they have formed an organization designed to market her far-right National Front party to France’s Jewish community ahead of the 2017 presidential elections.

    Michel Thooris, a French Jew who once worked as Le Pen’s consultant on police...

  • In Europe, the far right doesn’t quite know what to make of Trump

    1 week ago

    Donald Trump’s xenophobic views are neither new nor particularly shocking in Europe, where fears of jihadism and the challenges of illegal immigration are blowing winds into the sails of a rising far right.

    Although the Republican presidential hopeful’s statements on immigrants,...

  • 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...