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Europe loves its dead Jews, while demonizing the living ones in Israel
Established politicians have unsuccessfully tried to cover up one of Western Europe’s worst kept secrets for years—namely, that the leftist-Islamist alliance, and not fringe neo-Nazis, are responsible for the majority of anti-Semitic attacks in Europe, which have been conveniently mislabeled as “Israel criticism.”
Netanyahu in Paris: ‘European countries want to strengthen ties with the State of Israel’
European Jewish Press
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that while sitting at the top table with heads of European states in Paris, he made it clear how important it is for them to connect and have strong ties with Israel—in the political, economic, technological and security arenas.
Reversing his decision, Macron decides not to honor Vichy leader Pétain
“Nothing will obscure or make us forget the Pétain who betrayed, collaborated, and infamously signed and implemented the decree on the status of the Jews,” said French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux.
Macron plans to honor Philippe Pétain, leader of Vichy France in World War II
The move has led to an immediate backlash from Jewish groups, political opponents and social-media users.
France prepares a superfluous peace plan
For the French government, the country’s economic problems are far bigger than issues of anti-Semitism. Both seem insolvable.
Trump to Macron: ‘I can be as tough with Bibi as I have been with the Palestinians’
Israel’s Channel 10 news reported that the U.S. president will pressure the Israeli premier, if necessary, regarding the Mideast peace plan.
France bestows its highest award to Nazi-hunter couple
Famed French Nazi-hunters Serge Klarsfeld and his German wife, Beate, received the highest honors last week in a ceremony led by French President Emmanuel Macron.
France’s fight against Islamic radicalization: The writing is still on the wall
French President Emmanuel Macron inherited the complicated problem of Muslim radicalization, which for years had been either swept entirely under the carpet or inefficiently dealt with.
Netanyahu to meet Merkel and Macron as EU considers salvaging Iran nuclear deal
European Union Foreign ministers will gather in Brussels on Monday to discuss the nuclear deal in light of the U.S. decision to withdraw from it.
Jonathan S. Tobin
A tale of two speeches
Three years after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was panned for telling Congress the truth about the Iran nuclear deal, the media cheered French President Emmanuel Macron for doing the opposite.
Are the Europeans stalling, trying to bait Trump in keeping the nuclear deal alive?
Both Russia and China, which have strong ties with Iran and veto power in the U.N. Security Council, are unlikely to support any additional pressure on Iran.
‘Céline’ redux? France’s publishing problem
No one could possibly believe that Céline’s words can be read dispassionately in France today, where anti-Semitic attacks of the most brutal kind occur with disturbing frequency.
No hate of Halimi? French won’t see anti-Semitism for what it is
Sarah Halimi’s Jewish affiliation will be, at most, a subsidiary element in a trial that will become a cautionary tale about drug use, rather than the anti-Semitic hatred that has established itself as an integral part of the culture of France’s Muslim immigrant communities.