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  • In wealthy Paris hamlet, some Jews reconsider their future

    2 weeks ago

    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...

  • 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...

  • French court: Centrists slandered leftist with anti-Semitism claims

    March 13, 2015 | 1:47 pm

    A French court found three center-right politicians guilty of defaming a far-left counterpart when they accused him of being affiliated with anti-Semites.

    In the ruling Thursday by the Correctional Tribunal of Paris, the judge ordered the three Union for a Popular Movement...

  • Solidarity: Je Suis Charlie, Je Suis Juif

    January 15, 2015 | 5:18 pm

    A dozen victims at a French newspaper, plus four hostages killed in a kosher grocery store: In France, it feels like the world is coming to an end. This was not just an attack on a small magazine and on Jewish people shopping before Shabbat, but an attack on a way of life that a...

  • 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...

  • “Harry Potter’s” Jason Isaacs on Playing “Racist” Lucius Malfoy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 15, 2011 | 8:40 pm

    “Lucius Malfoy espouses the language of racism and eugenics,” said Jason Isaacs, the British actor who has portrayed the Muggle-loathing wizard supremacist in seven of the eight “Harry Potter” films, concluding with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:  Part II,” opening...