Emmanuel Macron trounced the National Front’s Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election. But don’t count her out in the future.
Le Pen is taking a temporary leave from her role as head of the National Front party in order to unite French citizens behind her candidacy.
PARIS — The Jewish community of France has emerged during the nation’s presidential campaign as a model for integration of other faith groups, a senior rabbi noted following the first candidates debate. Rabbi Moche Lewin, a spokesman for the chief rabbi of France, Haim Korsia, made the observation in an interview Tuesday with JTA…
French media reports that Steve Bannon admires the Nazi collaborator Charles Maurras, who declared his postwar jailing the “revenge of Dreyfus.”
PARIS — Even to his supporters, France’s center-right presidential hopeful Francois Fillon is a flawed candidate. Dogged by corruption scandals Fillon, who represents The Republicans party of former President Nicolas Sarkozy, was indicted Tuesday for allegedly funneling public funds illicitly to his children and wife. Fillon, a career politician and former prime minister, has…
While French Jews continue to feel a special threat from Islamists, security concerns at the Hyper Cacher have themselves eased.
French Jews accused a left-wing presidential candidate of encouraging Holocaust denial following his comparison of the Nazi persecution of Jews to the situation of French Muslims today. Vincent Peillon, who is running in the Socialist Party primaries ahead of the elections this year, made the analogy Tuesday during an interview.
The umbrella group of French Jewish communities blasted the defense minister of Israel for calling on Jews to leave France and drawing parallels between the Dreyfus Affair and Paris’ attempts to push for Israeli-Palestinian talks.
After praising the courage of jihadists, the French Jewish intellectual Eric Zemmour might face charges for “apology for terrorism.” According to “Le Monde,” the prosecutor’s office in Paris opened a preliminary investigation on Friday into remarks Zemmour made to the magazine Causeur, during an interview titled “The Muslims Must Choose Between France and Islam.”
As some warn French Jews to avoid wearing a kippah, others are donning the skullcap in solidarity. Robert Zaretsky asks: Is this symbolic gesture really helpful — or just a cheap gimmick?