Speaking to The Jerusalem Post before the meeting with Netanyahu, president of Crif (the French Jewish community umbrella organization) Francis Kalifat said that he and his colleagues intended to discuss the friendship between France and Israel, as expressed by the joint cross-cultural season to be launched in the evening by Netanyahu. Kalifat added that they would also discuss the situation of the French community.
Israel dreamed about it, the United States did it ... This day of May 14, 2018 saw the transfer of the American Embassy to Jerusalem, a transfer that was announced by President Donald Trump last December. Crif invites you to live this moment that has become part of History.
In a special op-ed published simultaneously by Yedioth Ahronoth and some of the world’s leading newspapers (Le Figaro in France) ahead of Israel’s 70th Independence Day, President Reuven Rivlin says this important milestone isn’t just a significant event for the State of Israel but a celebration for the entire world.
"She escaped the anti-Semitism of the Nazis, but in the end her destiny followed her because she was killed because of anti-Semitism." said Francis Kalifat, the head of the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions of France (Crif).
“The major crimes against the Jewish community — Ilan Halimi, the Toulouse killings, the Hyper Cacher killings, Sarah Halimi — all of them have all been carried out by radicalized Muslims,” Robert Ejnes, the executive director of Crif.