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Manuel Valls to Friends of CRIF : "Changing attitude" against the BDS movement

"We will make arrangements to show that enough is enough and that one cannot get away with everything in our country"


Meeting with EU MEPs

Roger Cukierman expressed his dismay at the intention of the European Commission to label Israeli goods.


French Jews treated 'like second-class citizens'

French Jewish leader Roger Cukierman warns of twin danger from Islamists, far-right, says rising anti-Semitism 'unacceptable.'


Meeting with African Ambassadors

Participants committed to continue the dialogue for mutual understanding.


European Jewish Congress Meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin

On January 19 2016, a delegation from the EJC met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

Press Review

Poll: Most Frenchmen believe Jews responsible for rise in anti-Semitism

By Sam Sokol, published in the Jerusalem Post February 2, 2016
Fully 60 percent of Frenchmen believe that Jews bear at least some responsibility for recent rises in anti-Semitism, according to a...

Despite Paris Terror, Anti-Semitic Attacks Dip by 5% in France

Published in Forward January 20, 2016
Anti-Semitic incidents in France decreased by five percent in 2015 over the previous year, while anti-Muslim attacks tripled in volume, French Interior...

The ongoing Jewish exodus from France, in 2 charts

By Zack Beaucham, published in Vox January 29, 2016
France is home to about 475,000 Jews, the world's third-largest Jewish population. Yet its Jews are increasingly fearful of anti-Semitic...

Why French Jewish people are moving to London

By Greg Dawson, published in the BBC News February 1st, 2016
Last week, Jewish people around the world remembered the horrors of the past, on Holocaust Memorial Day. But there was also a small...

On the Origins of Anti-Semitism, Which Rages Today

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft, published in Tablet February 1st, 2016
'Auschwitz, Rwanda, and Srebrenica are permanent reminders of the fact that just as incitement to genocide precedes the...

A Jew Joins the Académie Française

By Benjamin Ivry, published in Forward January 31, 2016
After the deaths in recent years of such venerable French Jewish members as anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss and biologist François...

French recognition

Published in the Jerusalem Post January 31, 2016
Just one day after France's government rolled out the red carpet for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the French turned their sights to Israel,...

French Jews appalled by Iranian president’s visit on Holocaust remembrance day

Published in the Jerusalem Post January 28, 2016
French Jews protested against the arrival to Paris of Iran’s president, saying it was particularly unacceptable because it fell on International...

French-Jewish MP talks Holocaust and Israel with Iranian foreign minister

By Marc Femsohn, published in I24 News, January 28, 2016
On the sidelines of the official visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Paris Wednesday, Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad...

As Iran President Rouhani visits France, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei publishes Holocaust denying video

By Joseph Byron, published in European Jewish Press January 28, 2016
As Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is visiting France, the country’s s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei questioned...

UNESCO tells off Iran for Holocaust cartoon contest

By Danielle Ziri, published in the Jerusalem Post January 27, 2016
UNESCO Director Irina Bokova recently sent a letter of complaint to Iranian government officials over their Holocaust cartoon...

Israeli ambassador to France: There is sense of insecurity in Jewish community

By Rinat Bassist, published in the Jerusalem Post January 24, 2016
Israeli ambassador to France Aliza Bin-Noun is a busy woman. Her secretary’s telephone doesn’t stop ringing with interview...

Herzog to French leaders: Stop advancing resolutions which hurt Israel

By Rinat Bassist, published in the Jerusalem Post January 24, 2016
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog met on Friday at the Elysée Palace with French President François Hollande and Foreign Minister...

French Pro-Palestinian Jewish Activist: Wearing Kippa Signals Allegiance to Israeli Politics

Published in Haaretz January 22, 2016
French Jews condemned a prominent Jewish pro-Palestinian activist who said that the act of wearing a kippa is a sign of allegiance to the policies of the...

French Jews Fear a New Strain of ISIS-Inspired Anti-Semitism

By Adam Nossiter, published in the New York Times January 24, 2016
His attacker, a teenage fanatic who the police say was inspired by the Islamic State, was trying to decapitate Mr. Amsellem, a...

Daesh Jr. Strikes a Jew in Marseille

By Nidra Poller, published in the New English Review, February 2016
Yusuf, the young Turkish-Kurd who tried to kill a Jew in Marseille recently, was a baby when the al Dura blood libel triggered...

Poll: 70 percent of French oppose call to remove kippah, saying it would be giving in to terrorists

Published on the World Jewish Congress Website, January 19, 2016
Seventy percent of respondents in an opinion poll commissioned by the 'Paris Match' magazine said it would be giving in to...

Paris remembers Rabin with glittering ceremony marking two decades since assassination

By Rina Bassist, published in the Jerusalem Post January 26, 2016
Security was especially tight around the elegant Paris Municipality building last night as top French politicians, intellectuals...

French PM Manuel Valls: "France will put all its strength to protect the Jews"

Published on European Jewish Press, January 26, 2016
France "will put all its strength to protect the Jews", French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said at a ceremony in the Paris City Hall to mark...

EU Commission President : Without Jews, there is no Europe

By Ari Soffer, published on Arutz Sheva, January 26, 2016
A leading European politician has vowed to step up the fight against rising anti-Semitism in Europe, as Jews continued to flee the...

WJC commends UNESCO chief for raising Iranian Holocaust cartoon contest with Rouhani

Published on the World Jewish Congress Website January 26, 2016
World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer on Tuesday praised UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova for issuing a clear condemnation the...

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