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Dr. Tsilla Hershco, a research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, specializes in Franco-Israeli and EU-Israeli relations.

ARTICLES BY: Tsilla Hershco

October 3, 2021 6:38 am

The French Double Standard on Israel

JNS.org - During the May 2021 Gaza war, which began with a salvo of Hamas missiles being fired at Jerusalem, France condemned the terrorist organization...

April 12, 2021 12:24 pm

Examining Israel-France Relations in Light of the ICC Decision

On March 18, 2021, Israeli president Reuven Rivlin and French president Emmanuel Macron held a diplomatic meeting in Paris as part of Rivlin’s European tour....

November 9, 2020 5:34 am

Macron Versus Radical Political Islam in France

The shocking murder of teacher Samuel Paty by a teenaged Islamist Chechen immigrant provoked a tumultuous emotional response in France. Paty was killed after he...

September 15, 2020 5:27 am

Can France Bring Stability to Crisis-Plagued Lebanon?

French president Emmanuel Macron visited Lebanon on September 1 -- ostensibly to mark the centennial of the country’s independence, but also as a follow-up to...

September 1, 2020 5:51 am

It’s Time to Recognize the Contribution of the Jewish Resistance to the Rescue of the Jews of France

Although the Jewish Resistance Organization in France carried out one of the Holocaust’s most extraordinary rescue operations, the story is not well known in either...

August 13, 2019 7:47 am

Forgotten Heroes: The French Jewish Resistance and Exodus 1947

The year 2019 marks the 72nd anniversary of the Exodus 1947 ship, perhaps the most dramatic post-World War II attempt to breach the British naval...

May 23, 2019 11:22 am

Fighting Urban Guerrilla Warfare in France

France is contending with serious challenges that call for a national stocktaking. The traumatic incident of the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on...

March 1, 2019 11:12 am

France Must Respond Forcefully to the Hate of the Yellow Vests

France is undergoing one of the most challenging periods of its modern history. On every Saturday since November 17, 2018, tens of thousands of protesters...

October 8, 2018 10:42 am

France’s Fight Against Islamic Radicalization: The Writing Is Still on the Wall

French president Emmanuel Macron, in a major policy address at the August annual French ambassadors’ conference, reiterated that the fight against Islamist terrorism is his...

July 11, 2018 1:00 pm

Netanyahu and Macron: Divergences and Convergences

Benjamin Netanyahu’s June 2018 visit to Paris illustrated the complexity of Israel-France relations. On the one hand, there are significant divergences over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict...

March 23, 2018 3:54 pm

Macron’s Proactive Position on Iran: Dialogue vs. Sanctions

Emmanuel Macron’s French presidency has been characterized, so far, by an ambitious promotion of bilateral relations and dialogue with as many states as possible -- as...

December 14, 2017 3:18 pm

Macron’s Presidency Might Strengthen Ties with Israel, but Not on Peace Process

The election of French President Emmanuel Macron aroused hopes in Israel of a new era in Israel-France relations, particularly regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. During his visit to...


The Netherlands Searches Art Collection for Nazi-Looted Works in Government Buildings, Museums

The Netherlands is probing whether there are any Nazi-looted artworks from...

Israeli Athlete Earns Historic Win at European Climbing Tournament  

Geva Levin became the first Israeli athlete to medal at the International Federation...

LeBron James Receives Blessing From Kabbalist Rabbi at Jewish Wedding

Four-time NBA champion LeBron James received a blessing from famed Kabbalist Rabbi Yoshiyahu...


14 Children and One Teacher Killed in Texas Elementary School Shooting: Gov...

A gunman opened fire at an elementary school in South Texas on Tuesday, killing 14 students and one teacher, Governor Greg Abbott...


IDF Forces Come Under Palestinian Fire Near Jenin; Seize Terror Suspect, As...

Israeli security forces came under fire as they apprehended a terrorism suspect and assault rifles during a Tuesday morning raid...

Middle East

Turkish Foreign Minister Backs Palestinians Ahead of Israel Talks

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu started a two-day trip to the Palestinian territories and Israel on Tuesday, the first such visit by a senior Turkish official in more than a...


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