France

Antisemitism - Crif notes failure of French political parties to adopt IHRA

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28 September 2018
“Our hope is to see this definition integrated into French law. Today, the main vector for antisemitism is anti-Zionism and this definition states clearly that anti-Zionism isn’t just criticism against Israel."

Crif - French Jewish Leader Blasts Politician Who Called Macron ‘President Rothschild’

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03 September 2018
President of the Crif umbrella group says 'revolting' tweet by Republican used 'anti-Semitic language from the 1930s.

Crif - "Antisemitism in France Has Moved ‘From Streets Into Homes" Says Head of French Jewish Community

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30 August 2018
Francis Kalifat underlined that “what used to be attacks on buildings, or insults thrown in the street, has evolved into the most violent acts.”

#FranceIsrael - Benjamin Netanyahu extols connection between French Jewish community and Israel

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07 June 2018
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.

#Antisemitism - Emmanuel Macron: 'We have to be very tough' on anti-Semitism

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26 April 2018
French President Emmanuel Macron responded to a question about anti-Semitism in France at George Washington University on April 25.

#MireilleKnoll - She Survived the Holocaust, to Die in a 2018 Hate Crime

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13 April 2018
"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).

#Antisemitism - Jews Are Being Murdered in Paris. Again.

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13 April 2018
“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.

#StopBoycott - Exclusive: Paypal shuts third BDS French account in 2018

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21 March 2018
PayPal has closed the account of French BDS organization Collectif 69 Palestine, the third boycott-Israel account the US online payment service has terminated in France since late January.

#UnitedStates - Florida shooting: Nikolas Cruz, teenager charged with 17 murders, was trained by white supremacist group

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16 February 2018
Nikolas Cruz, 19, described by fellow pupils as a “weird and racist” gun-obsessed loner, has been charged with murdering 17 people at his former school in Parkland, an affluent suburb north of Miami, Florida.

#Honor - Arutz Sheva host receives France's highest honor

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16 February 2018
Veteran journalist and Arutz Sheva host Walter Bingham awarded the Legion d’Honneur for his role in the invasion of Normandy.

#Crif #Auschwitz - Leaving

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06 February 2018
On February 4, 2018, Crif organized a memory trip to the Auschwitz-Birkenau camps. More than 200 people participated in this exceptional day, which marked everyone's memories. A delegation of officials and public figures also accompanied the president of Crif, Francis Kalifat. Throughout the week, Crif invites you to live or relive this memorable journey so that we become all the witnesses of the witnesses.

#France - France Facing Violent 'New Form of anti-Semitism,' PM Says After Jewish Boy Attacked

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01 February 2018
Philippe condemns an assault in a Paris suburb on an 8-year-old boy wearing a Jewish skullcap.

#France - French jews protest reprint of Antisemitic essays from Holocaust era

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04 January 2018
The plans to publish the essays were made known in November but formally announced only in recent days.

#France - A beloved French author was also an anti-Semite. Now his most notorious works are being republished.

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28 December 2017
To publish or not to publish. That has always been the question when it comes to Louis-Ferdinand Céline.

#France #StopBoycott - French children's magazine: Israel is not a real country

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26 December 2017
Francis Kalifat, the president-elect of the Conseil Représentatif des Institutions Juives de France (CRIF), the umbrella organization for Jewish organisations in France, condemned the magazine for questioning Israel's existence. "To say that Israel is not a 'true state' is a grave lie in the face of history ... Israel's existence is an internationally recognized truth."

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