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#France - France's Macron sets fighting 'Islamist terrorism' as main policy goal

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08 September 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that ensuring national security would be at the heart of France’s diplomatic activity and he set eradicating “Islamist terrorism” as his core foreign policy goal.

#France - French President Macron to visit Israel next spring 'to continue efforts to find a two-state solution'

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08 September 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron plans to visit Israel next spring in order to promote the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, according to press reports.

Crif expresses dismay after charges of anti-Semitism in Jewish woman's murder dropped

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17 July 2017
The Representative Council of the Jewish Institutions of France on Wednesday expressed “deep dismay” after charges of anti-Semitism were dropped against a Muslim man who threw a Jewish pensioner to her death from a window in Paris in April.

French President Emmanuel Macron shares Israel’s concerns about Lebanon’s Hezbollah. VIDEO

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17 July 2017
Macron reiterated that he would support any initiative seeking the resumption of negotiations of the peace process in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which has been frozen for three years.

Netanyahu to Macron : "Your struggle is our struggle" against extremism

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17 July 2017
Netanyahu and Macron spoke during a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Vel d'Hiv roundup of French Jews during WWII.

A survivor remembers

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17 July 2017
On July 16-17, 1942, more than 13,000 Jews were detained in Paris and deported to concentration camps. Many were first sent to the Vélodrome d'Hiver (Vél d'Hiv) stadium in Paris. Sarah Lichtsztejn-Montard, then 14, managed to escape.

Anti-Zionism is new anti-Semitism, France’s Macron declares at Holocaust memorial

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17 July 2017
PARIS (JTA) – French President Emmanuel Macron condemned anti-Zionism as a form of anti-Semitism during the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Vel d’Hiv deportations.

Simone Veil, Nazi death camp survivor and prominent French politician who spearheaded abortion rights, dies at age 89

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30 June 2017
Simone Veil, Nazi death camp survivor and prominent French politician who spearheaded abortion rights, dies.

France’s Far Right, Once Known for Anti-Semitism, Courts Jews

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30 June 2017
For years, France’s far-right National Front was synonymous with anti-Semitism. Its founder, Jean Marie Le Pen, was notorious for anti-Semitic outbursts — including a comment that the Holocaust was just a detail of history.

French Jews put off by Le Pen now worry about another presidential candidate

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30 June 2017
Rise of communist Jean-Luc Melenchon, an anti-Israel lawmaker, has Jewish community caught between two extremes.

France’s Macron invites Trump to Bastille Day festivities

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29 June 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron invited his US counterpart Donald Trump on Tuesday to attend the country's traditional Bastille Day military parade, despite public differences over the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon ready to stand up to Macron

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29 June 2017
The hard-left leader is prepared to fight in parliament, or on the streets. And tackling the new president on workers’ rights is first on the agenda

Marine Le Pen's victory masks election dismay for France's National Front

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29 June 2017
France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen won a seat in parliament for the first time on Sunday, but it was a bittersweet victory that masked an electoral debacle for her National Front (FN) party.

4 takeaways from the French parliamentary election

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28 June 2017
No Soviet-style majority for Macron — and other lessons from new president’s latest victory.

Emmanuel Macron’s party wins the Majority at the Parliament

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28 June 2017
Although the result was expected after an earlier round of voting last week, the rise of Macron’s pro-Europe, pro-business party represented a watershed moment in modern French politics.

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