Ronald Lauder: ‘The world must never again try to appease tyrants’

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08 June 2015

Le Président du Congrès Juif Mondial sonne l’alerte sur la montée de l’antisémitisme en Europe.
 

French PM Manuel Valls: « France will not Boycott Israel »

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08 June 2015

«Il n’est pas question d’un Boycott français d’Israël», a insisté Manuel Valls, s’adressant à la Député israélienne Stav Shaffir, lors du Congrès du Parti Socialiste.
 

Illinois BDS law should be model for country

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05 June 2015

The Illinois House of Representatives unanimously passed an anti-BDS bill on May 18, 2015. 
 

French Jews urge CEO of cell phone giant Orange to clarify remarks about pulling-out of Israel

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05 June 2015

Le World Jewish Congress revient sur le communiqué du CRIF, qui a demandé des explications sur la démarche du PDG d'Orange.

 

Abbas awards terrorist with "Star of Honor"

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05 June 2015

Mahmoud Abbas a honoré une terroriste de la Médaille militaire de l’AP.

 

French Jews call out FM on policies seen as endangering France-Israel ties

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04 June 2015

Cukierman also complained about the reception in March of Salah Hamouri, a member of a Palestinian terrorist group.
 

French antiterrorism judge leads fight against jihadism

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15 April 2015

For Marc Trévidic, the terror attacks that killed 17 in Paris in January hit close to home.

As the antiterrorism judge who leads the fight in France against homegrown jihadism, his worst fear — an assault — had not only materialised but one of the victims was Franck Brinsolaro, his former bodyguard.

France to compensate American survivors of Holocaust

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23 December 2014

CRIF has been working with French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to push for a solution for the survivors of the Holocaust living in the US and who had not been offered reparations after having been deported from France. CRIF has met with Ambassador Sparaccino-Thiellay, delegate of the French Ministry and with Stuart Eisenstadt, the US negociator.

By Karen DeYoung, published in the Washington Post, 12/05/2014

France has agreed to pay reparations to American survivors of the Holocaust who were deported to Nazi death camps in French trains, after a year of negotiations with the Obama administration.

French PM after rape of Jewish woman: Fight against anti-Semitism is daily struggle

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23 December 2014

By Michelle Malka Grossman, published in the Jerusalem Post, 12/04/2014

Following the rape of a Jewish woman in a suburb of Paris on Monday, Prime Minister of France Manuel Valls condemned the attack as vile and said that it demonstrated that the fight against anti-Semitism is a daily struggle. Valls also expressed support for the victims' families. The French leader made the comments on twitter on Thursday.  

François Hollande condemns violent assault on Paris couple

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23 December 2014

Published in the Guardian, 12/04/2014

French President François Hollande on Thursday described as “unbearable” an attack on a couple by assailants who apparently targeted them because the man is Jewish. The intruders stormed into their flat, raped the woman and stole jewellery and bank cards.

Veteran French Jewish Leader Roger Cukierman Warns That ‘France Will Fall Into the Hands of Either Shari’a Law or the Front National’

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23 December 2014

By Ben Cohen, published in the Algemainer, 12/10/2014

Roger Cukierman, the veteran president of CRIF, the representative body of French Jews, has issued an extraordinary warning concerning the potential fate of his community.

“Jews will leave in large numbers and France will fall into the hands of either Shari’a Law or the Front National,” Cukierman declared at a rally against anti-Semitism in the suburb of Creteil last Sunday, to loud applause from the assembled crowd…

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Italian Aliyah Expected To Double in 2014

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24 November 2014

Published By JTA

Sunday, November 23, 2014

 

Economic Crisis Hard On Rome's 12,000 Jewish Shopkeepers

Italy is experiencing a sharp upsurge in Jews making aliyah.

It's an alarm signal, says France's new chief rabbi

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11 July 2014

Interview of Haim Korsia in the Jewish Chronicle, June 27, 2014

The newly elected Chief Rabbi of France, Haim Korsia, has a stiff task ahead of him - and he knows it. The exodus of large numbers of French Jews is an "alarm signal", he said on Wednesday. "Jews have been killed, such as Ilan Halimi, and there were the shootings in Toulouse and in Brussels. In general, Jews feel vulnerable in our society.

Le Pen fails to create far-right EP faction

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11 July 2014

By Nikolaj Nielsen, published in EuObserver June 24, 2014

Far-right duo Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders have failed to form a group in the European Parliament.

French Jews flock to Israel in increasing numbers

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11 July 2014

Published in the San Fransisco Gate June 19, 2014

David Kadoch, of France who moved to Israel in August, talks to The Associated Press in Paris, Wednesday June 18, 2014. Record numbers of French Jews are leaving for Israel, citing dim economic prospects and a sense of being caught between an increasingly influential far right and militant Islam. About 5,000 are on track to leave this year, the most since the founding of Israel in 1948. 

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