Brett Kline

French Jews Wary of Motives Behind Treatment of Arafat

PARIS — Americans were busy electing the leader of the free world this week, but French Jews had a different foreign dignitary on their minds: Yasser Arafat.The Palestinian leader arrived in France last week, after President Jacques Chirac eagerly accepted Arafat’s request for access to medical treatment. Chirac proudly framed the decision

French Jews Putting Down Roots in Eilat

EILAT, Israel — Eloise Benchetrit and her husband just signed on the purchase of four apartments in the upscale Shachamon neighborhood of Eilat, Israel’s desert resort town on the Red Sea. “It is paradise here with the sea and the sun,” the Parisian computer importer said, echoing a phrase right out of a tourist guidebook. “This way,