The umbrella group of French Jewish communities objected to the planned marketing at Cannes of a film it said falsely blames Germans security forces for the deaths of 11 Israeli athletes held hostage by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
A row broke out on Monday between leaders of France’s Jewish and Muslim communities after the former said young Muslims were the cause of all violent crime, prompting the Muslim group to boycott a prominent Jewish event.
The umbrella group of French Jewish communities condemned 20 theaters that plan to host the overtly anti-Semitic one-man show of comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala.
The CRIF umbrella of French Jewish communities called on French Jews to refrain from protests against the parliament’s vote on recognition of Palestinian statehood.
A French appeals court nullified a lower tribunal’s award of damages to the comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala for the cancellation of his show for its anti-Semitic content.
Roger Cukierman, president of France’s largest Jewish group, was indicted for calling the comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala a “professional anti-Semite.”
France’s flag has three stripes, and its motto promotes three values: liberty, equality and fraternity.
Britain said on Monday it had banned a French comedian accused of anti-Semitism, saying he would not be allowed to enter the country for public policy and security reasons.
A Jewish student union petitioned a French court to order the removal of a YouTube video in which an anti-Semitic comedian celebrates the quasi-Nazi salute he invented.
The president of France’s main Jewish group backtracked on what appeared to be a softened stance on the quenelle after it was interpreted as support for a French soccer player who performed the gesture during a match.