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  • Timberlake rocks TLV, racism in basketball, future of security and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 2, 2014 | 12:12 pm

    Who talked The Rolling Stones into performing in Israel?

    Ronnie Wood, guitarist for The Rolling Stones, revealed that Bob Dylan put the idea in the Stones' circle to include Israel in their tour. In an interview with Channel 2 in response to written questions ahead of the Stones'...

  • What’s the Strategy?

    By Michael Berenbaum

    December 25, 2012 | 8:41 am

    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 mixed to Hollande victory in France

    May 7, 2012 | 10:50 am

    Jewish reaction was mixed to the election of the Socialist Party’s Francois Hollande as the president of France.

    The European Jewish Congress congratulated Hollande, who was elected Sunday over Nicolas Sarkozy with 51.7 percent of the vote to 48.3 percent for the incumbent.

    “Our...

  • Thousands of French Jews check out aliyah

    May 7, 2012 | 10:16 am

    Some 5,000 French Jews participated in an aliyah fair in Paris.

    The fair, organized and run by the Jewish Agency, took place Sunday as French voters went to the polls and elected Francois Hollande as their new president, beating incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy, considered the favored...

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  • Hollande beats Sarkozy to win French presidency

    May 6, 2012 | 4:07 pm

    Francois Hollande became the first Socialist president of France in nearly two decades, defeating incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.

    With half the votes counted nationwide, Hollande was leading Sarkozy, 50.8 percent to 49.2 percent. Sarkozy, the center-left candidate, was considered the...

  • Toulouse shooting suspect’s standoff continues [VIDEO]

    March 21, 2012 | 11:01 am

    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.

    The standoff began at 3 a.m. Wednesday outside the Toulouse home of Merah, a 24-year-old French national of Algerian descent...

  • Thousands march in memory of Toulouse victims

    March 20, 2012 | 9:20 am

    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.

    A man riding a motorbike opened fire Monday morning outside the Ozar Hatorah School in Toulouse, where students were waiting to...

  • Nicolas Sarkozy: Time running out for Iran diplomacy

    January 20, 2012 | 8:53 am

    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.

    France has led international efforts for...

  • Sarkozy meets French Jewish leaders over Israel support

    November 25, 2011 | 12:20 am

    French president Nicolas Sarkozy met with leaders of the Jewish umbrella group CRIF to reassure them of his support for Israel.

    The meeting comes following reports that Sarkozy called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “liar” during a conversation with President Obama at the G20...

  • French consul injured after Israeli raid on Gaza

    November 15, 2011 | 8:21 am

    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.

    Valero told reporters the three were hit by shrapnel at their residence in Gaza, which is located...

  • Sarko said, Obama said-but what does it all mean?

    November 14, 2011 | 3:05 pm

    Does Nicolas Sarkozy really hate Benjamin Netanyahu? Does President Obama really sympathize?

    And does it really matter?

    The fleeting, private exchange between the French and U.S. presidents at a summit in Cannes, France, made international headlines, and its meaning is still being...

  • ADL calls Sarkozy-Obama exchange ‘unpresidential’

    November 8, 2011 | 3:52 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League called a reported exchange between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and President Obama disparaging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “decidedly unpresidential.”

    According to reports of their conversation at the Nov. 3 G20 summit in Cannes, which...

  • Sarkozy calls Netanyahu ‘a liar’ in private conversation with Obama

    November 8, 2011 | 8:24 am

    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.

    “I cannot bear Netanyahu, he’s a liar,”...

  • Obama calls for keeping pressure on Iran

    November 3, 2011 | 10:38 am

    President Obama called for keeping up international pressure on Iran amid news reports that Israel may be preparing for war with the Islamic Republic.

    The president’s comments, made Thursday at a joint news conference in France with President Nicolas Sarkozy, were delivered...

  • French Jewish groups call country’s UNESCO vote a betrayal

    November 1, 2011 | 9:10 am

    French Jewish groups said they feel betrayed by their country’s vote in favor of extending UNESCO membership to the Palestinians.

    “President Sarkozy broke his word and betrayed the ties of friendship that link France and Israel,” said the UPJF, a Jewish group of business...

  • 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...

  • Sarkozy backs veil ban

    April 22, 2010 | 11:25 am

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy plans to introduce a ban that prohibits the wearing of the full veil in public places.

    In an address to his cabinet, Sarkozy said he would introduce legislation in May that categorically bans the niqab, the full veil worn by some Muslim women, in all...

  • Olmert seen as lackluster at Paris

    By Roy Eitan

    July 15, 2008 | 2:44 pm

    PARIS (JTA) -- As a career politician with a love for the urbane, Ehud Olmert might have been expected to shine at the Union for the Mediterranean conference on Sunday.

    But the Israeli prime minister, faced with a spiraling corruption scandal at home, appeared subdued -- some said...

  • Assad snubs Olmert at Sarkozy’s Mediterranean summit

    By Devorah Lauter

    July 14, 2008 | 6:22 pm

    PARIS (JTA)—It was the snub of the day.

    Despite overtures by Israel’s prime minister to Syrian President Bashar Assad, Assad refused to acknowledge, shake hands, be photographed with or listen to Ehud Olmert when the two shared a conference room at Sunday’s Union for the...

  • Sarkozy’s summit gets every* Arab country to sit with Israel

    By Devorah Lauter

    July 14, 2008 | 2:57 am

    PARIS (JTA)—While the French-initiated summit for the Union for the Mediterranean did not produce any major breakthroughs, French President Nicolas Sarkozy recognized one achievement.
    “The fact that we were all in the same room is already a lot,” Sarkozy said at a news conference...

  • French Jews to Sarkozy: Investigate al-Dura incident

    By Devorah Lauter

    July 9, 2008 | 11:31 pm

    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.

    Last week's call by CRIF, the umbrella Jewish...

  • Sarkozy salutes Israel at Knesset

    June 23, 2008 | 9:53 pm

    JERUSALEM [JTA]—France is ready to help Israel achieve peace but wants concessions toward the Palestinians, Nicolas Sarkozy told the Knesset.

    Sarkozy, on his first visit to Israel as French president, gave an impassioned speech in parliament Monday emphasizing the depth of his...

  • White Houses demands Belarus chief retract anti-Semitic remarks; Sarkozy and Israel

    October 25, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Bush Administration Slams Lukashenko

    The Bush administration called on the president of Belarus to retract anti-Semitic remarks.

    "We have seen reports of President Lukashenko's disturbing and irresponsible comments," a State Department statement said. "We find them deeply offensive...

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