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Hate crimes targeting Jews in France have surged in 2018
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe reveals that the number of documented hate crimes against Jews in the first nine months of 2018 has increased by more than 69 percent.
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.
Security increased in France around Jewish synagogues
European Jewish Press
After the shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 people dead, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner assured that security would be increased in France near Jewish places of worship.
French minister ‘totally mobilized’ against anti-Semitic acts in universities
European Jewish Press
France’s Higher Education Minister Frédérique Vidal brought together key players in the fight against racism and anti-Semitism following the proliferation of tags, graffiti and anti-Semitic expressions in recent weeks in several institutions of higher education.
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.
Documentary on Gaza by French public television ‘will incite hatred against Jews’
Members of the Jewish community in France have expressed their deep concern regarding the broadcast by French public-television Channel France 2 of a report on Gaza that contains a clear anti-Israeli bias.
French say ‘Non’ to Islamist performer at Bataclan
Abigail R. Esman
On Nov. 13, 2015, a series of Islamist terrorist attacks shook Paris: 130 people were killed and hundreds others injured in coordinated shootings and a suicide bombing that hit the Bataclan concert hall, the Stade de France stadium, and several bars and restaurants, all in the name of the Islamic State.
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.
French Jewish MP gets death-threat letter in envelope with unknown white powder
Ariel Kahana, Dan Lavie and Israel Hayom Staff
“It’s sad and disconcerting to be in a situation where a member of the French parliament receives death threats because he is Jewish and a friend of Israel,” said French Jewish Parliament member Meyer Habib.
France’s reputation is at stake again over the murder of Sarah Halimi
France’s leaders should expect to undergo the trial of international public scrutiny if this sadistic, anti-Semitic killer is sent to a psychiatric hospital instead of answering for his crimes.
Suspect in anti-Semitic murder of French woman found unfit to stand trial
Psychiatrists say Kobili Traore, who allegedly killed neighbor Sarah Halimi in Paris because she was Jewish, is not responsible for his actions • French Jews outraged, say evaluation designed to avoid trial and obscure anti-Semitic motive.
The Sephardi Perspective
A double whammy for the Jews of France
France does not want to admit that its terrorism problem has ideological roots. It prefers to blame economic grievances, despair or mental illness.
French-funded NGOs: The radicalization of human rights
The French Agency for Development supports French organizations that disseminate blatant anti-Israeli rhetoric, and that are active in prohibited discriminatory boycott campaigns against Israel