A couple of years ago a private conversation between then French President Nicholas Sarkozy and President Obama was caught on a live mike. Sarkozy said I can't bare Netanyahu, he's such a liar." Obama responded: "You're fed up with him but I have to deal with him more than you do."
Jewish reaction was mixed to the election of the Socialist Party's Francois Hollande as the president of France.
Some 5,000 French Jews participated in an aliyah fair in Paris.
Francois Hollande became the first Socialist president of France in nearly two decades, defeating incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.
The standoff in France between police and Mohammed Merah, the suspect in the shooting at a Jewish school in Toulouse, stretched into its 13th hour Wednesday.
Thousands silently demonstrated Monday evening in Paris to pay tribute to the four victims of a shooting attack at a Jewish school in southwestern France.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Friday that time was running out to avoid a military intervention in Iran and he appealed to China and Russia to support new sanctions to force Tehran to negotiate over its uranium enrichment program.
French president Nicolas Sarkozy met with leaders of the Jewish umbrella group CRIF to reassure them of his support for Israel.
France's consul to the Gaza Strip, his wife and 13-year-old daughter were injured during an Israeli air strike on Sunday night, French foreign ministry spokesman Bernard Valero said.
Does Nicolas Sarkozy really hate Benjamin Netanyahu? Does President Obama really sympathize?
The Anti-Defamation League called a reported exchange between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and President Obama disparaging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "decidedly unpresidential."
French President Nicolas Sarkozy branded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "a liar" in a private conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama that was accidentally broadcast to journalists during last week's G20 summit in Cannes.
President Obama called for keeping up international pressure on Iran amid news reports that Israel may be preparing for war with the Islamic Republic.
French Jewish groups said they feel betrayed by their country’s vote in favor of extending UNESCO membership to the Palestinians.
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.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy plans to introduce a ban that prohibits the wearing of the full veil in public places.
Weighed down by political scandal and challenges at home, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert appeared unusually subdued during his visit to Paris for the Union for the Mediterranean conference
Though Syrian President Bashar Assad shared a conference room with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at the Union for the Mediterranean summit in Paris, Assad managed to avoid the Israeli leader.
While the French-initiated summit for the Union for the Mediterranean did not produce any major breakthroughs, French President Nicolas Sarkozy did recognize one achievement: every Arab country but *Libya sitting down with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
The organized Jewish community in France is publicly calling on President Nicolas Sarkozy to launch an investigation into the controversial television broadcast of an alleged Israeli shooting of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy.
rance is ready to help Israel achieve peace but wants concessions toward the Palestinians, Nicolas Sarkozy told the Knesset.