Bernard Kouchner, the previous foreign minister of France, said that former president Nicolas Sarkozy was widely disliked because of his Jewish origins.
Francois Hollande recently helped open a Holocaust museum. Can this effort to transmit historical truths overcome the growing intolerance in France?
A French Jewish leader issued a congratulatory message to newly elected President Francois Hollande. But it sounded more like a warning shot, writes Robert Zaretsky.
The French election is heading to a run-off between Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande. But the real winner was far-rightist Marine Le Pen, who grabbed 18% of the vote.
Political discourse in France has taken a violent and ugly turn. Now that the Toulouse suspect turns out to be an Al Qaeda adherent, the rhetoric will get only uglier.
A day after the horrific Toulouse shooting, French Jews are having trouble coming to grips with the worst anti-Semitic attack in the country in decades.
We all know politics makes for odd bedfellows. Just how odd, though, was revealed in this morning’s news. The presidential candidacy of Marine Le Pen, leader of the extreme right wing Front National, has just been made possible by a French Israeli citizen.
Unlike Americans, French Jews lean to the right. The 600,000-strong community is not monolithic, but many back Nicolas Sarkozy’s uphill fight for reelection.
What made French President Nicolas Sarkozy call Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a liar? He was reportedly angry about being sidelined from Gilad Shalit release talks.