Crif President met with Sophie Wiesenfeld, president of the Support Committee for Fabien Azoulay, as well as with Carole-Olivia Montenot, Fabien Azoulay's lawyer. Indeed, for three years, Fabien Azoulay, a 43-year-old French Jew and gay, has been subjected to abuses in Turkish prison. A petition has been launched to allow him to come back to a normal life, with his family, in humane conditions.
Sunday April 25, on the Place du Trocadéro in Paris, we were thousands to pay tribute to Sarah Halimi and demand justice. During this gathering, Crif President Francis Kalifat spoke to denounce this denial of justice.
The Chief Rabbi of France, the presidents of Crif, the Consistory and the FSJU call for a massive participation in the popular rally which will take place on Sunday, April 25 at 2 p.m. on the Human Rights Square, place du Trocadéro, following the decision of the Court of Cassation concerning the murder of Sarah Halimi.
On Wednesday April 14, 2021, the Cour de Cassation (the highest French court of law) delivered its verdict, but did not do justice to Sarah Halimi and her family. Crif President Francis Kalifat expresses his dismay.
Once a year, in Israel and all around the world, we commemorate "Yom Hashoah": one day to remember the 6 millions Jews murdered during the Holocaust. In addition to the official commemorative ceremonies, many initiatives have been organized around the world.
On February 4, 2021, the Council of the City of Paris adopted the definition of antisemitism from the IHRA (International Alliance for the Memory of the Holocaust). Crif welcomes that decision.