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  • 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...

  • French chief rabbi receives threatening letter

    March 29, 2013 | 8:01 am

    The chief rabbi of France has received a letter from an obscure organization warning of “brutal actions” against French Jewish journalists.

    “Before we take brutal measures, the only ones at our disposal, we approach you because those corrupt journalists are Jewish,” read the...

  • April 30, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 30, 2012 | 3:29 am

    Benzion Netanyahu, historian, Israeli Prime Minister’s father, dies at ‎‎102

    Alan Abbey of the JTA rounds up the eulogies to Benzion Netanyahu, the historian ‎and Zionist activist who, along with two of his sons, has formed an integral part of ‎Israel’s history. ‎


  • French extreme-right leader has strong showing in presidential vote

    April 23, 2012 | 9:58 am

    French Socialist Francois Hollande edged President Nicolas Sarkozy in the initial round of presidential elections, with Marine LePen finishing with the highest total ever for her extreme-right-wing party.

    Hollande garnered 28 percent of the vote to 26 percent for Sarkozy, the...

  • Arrests in France, Sarkozy compares shooting trauma to 9/11

    March 30, 2012 | 10:12 am

    Following a sweep of arrests of suspected Islamic militants, French President Nicolas Sarkozy compared the fatal attack outside a Jewish school in Toulouse to the trauma of 9/11.

    The trauma was “very deep in our country,” said Sarkozy, who is facing an uphill reelection battle....

  • After Toulouse attack, French Jews are reconsidering Sarkozy

    March 27, 2012 | 12:09 pm

    With the first round of France’s presidential election less than four weeks away, the attacks that left four Jews and three French soldiers dead are reshaping the race—but for now it’s not clear exactly how.

    In the days leading up to the attacks, President Nicolas Sarkozy had...

  • Sarkozy to networks: Don’t broadcast Merah footage

    March 27, 2012 | 11:26 am

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on television networks not to broadcast video footage shot by Mohammed Merah during his attacks on soldiers and on a Jewish school in Toulouse.

    The edited footage was sent on a USB flash drive to Al Jazeera in Paris. Al Jazeera sent the drive...

  • Shootings upend French election, Sarkozy gains

    March 22, 2012 | 12:32 pm

    The shootings of French soldiers and Jewish schoolchildren by a home-grown Islamist gunman killed by police have upended France’s election campaign and resurrected conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy’s prospects.

    The first opinion poll to be taken since Mohamed Merah, 23,...

  • France fears Jewish school gunman could strike again

    March 20, 2012 | 2:40 pm

    French police stepped up the search on Tuesday for a gunman who apparently filmed the scene as he shot dead three children and a rabbi at point-blank range in a Jewish school, warning that he had already killed twice last week and could strike again soon.

    Authorities believe the...

  • Netanyahu: Murder in French Jewish school a ‘despicable anti-Semitic’ attack

    March 19, 2012 | 3:47 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that the shooting at a Jewish high school in the southern French city of Toulouse is a “despicable murder,” and that he is certain that French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his government “will do everything in their power to...

  • Sarkozy: Gunman in French shootings driven by racism [VIDEO]

    March 19, 2012 | 12:57 pm

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that the same gunman who shot dead a teacher and three children at a Jewish school in Toulouse on Monday was also responsible for the killing of three soldiers last week, apparently motivated by racism.

    “We know that it is the same person and...

  • Sarkozy: Iran solution should be non-military

    February 10, 2012 | 10:26 am

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that the solution to the Iran crisis is “never military.”

    In a speech Wednesday to France’s main Jewish umbrella organization, the CRIF, Sarkozy reiterated his commitment to Israel’s security but maintained that the way to deal with Iran’s...

  • Shalit and parents meet with Sarkozy in Paris

    February 9, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and his parents met with French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the presidential palace in Paris.

    “We are very happy to be here at the Elysee Palace,” said Noam Shalit, speaking to journalists Wednesday morning.  “We are very...

  • Sarkozy explains snipe on Netanyahu

    December 8, 2011 | 10:45 am

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy was quoted as saying he called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “liar” after being sidelined on the Shalit deal.

    Israeli media reported Thursday that Sarkozy, who was embarassed by the publication of an unflattering private discussion...

  • Sarkozy pledges ‘friendship’ to Netanyahu after gaffe

    November 14, 2011 | 4:06 pm

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy has written to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to reaffirm friendship despite what he refers to as their “differing views on the Middle East,” Israeli officials said on Monday.

    Sarkozy’s comments, in a condolence message to Netanyahu for...

  • France will stand with Israel, Sarkozy tells Jewish leaders

    November 10, 2011 | 2:23 pm

    France will always stand with Israel against Iran’s nuclear threat, French President Nicolas Sarkozy told Jewish leaders.

    A delegation from the World Jewish Congress (WJC) met Nov. 9 with Sarkozy — a day after reports surfaced that the French leader called Israeli Prime Minister...

  • France’s Sarkozy proposes 1-yr Mideast peace map

    September 21, 2011 | 1:44 pm

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy proposed on Wednesday that the United Nations give the Palestinians status as a U.N. observer state while setting out a roadmap for peace within one year.

    In an impassioned speech at the U.N. General Assembly devoted entirely to the...

  • Letter from France: French first lady vanishes

    By Shirli Sitbon

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Where is Cecilia?

    French newspapers have been investigating the whereabouts of French first lady Cecilia Sarkozy because she has vanished from TV screens and media events. The spouse of President Nicolas Sarkozy has apparently disappeared from public life -- or at least from her...

  • Same old United Nations, Sarkozy [hearts] Israel, Gilad Shalit turns 21 in captivity

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Groups Assail U.N. Conference

    A U.N. conference under way in Geneva is as bad as expected, watchdog groups say. In reports from Switzerland, two major U.N. watchdog groups said the conference - the first in a series of preparatory meetings for the follow-up to 2001's notorious...

  • Will Sarkozy’s Jewish roots impact France’s policies?

    By Raanan Eliaz

    May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In an interview French President-elect Nicolas Sarkozy gave in 2004, he expressed an extraordinary understanding of the plight of the Jewish people for a home: "Should I remind you the visceral attachment of every Jew to Israel, as a second mother homeland? There is nothing...
  • Everyone’s Jewish—until proven otherwise

    By Charles Krauthammer

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Strange doings in Virginia. George Allen, former governor, one-term senator, son of a famous football coach and in the midst of a heated battle for reelection, has just been outed as a Jew.
    An odd turn of events, given that his having Jewish origins has nothing to do with anything...