Monday, June 21st | 12 Tammuz 5781
French-Jewish journalist Halioua is the author of L'Affaire Sarah Halimi (Editions du Cerf 2018), the first in-depth examination of the brutal murder in April 2017 of Sarah Halimi, a 65 year-old Jewish pensioner who lived on her own in Paris. In the book, Halioua documents both Halimi's ordeal at the hands of her murderer, who chanted prayers from the Qu'ran as he savagely beat and then threw her to her death from a third-floor window. A former reporter for the leading French newspaper Le Figaro, Halioua contributes regularly to The Huffington Post and other publications. In a radio interview in March, Halioua warned that France was "in a situation where the nation is in danger, it is much broader than antisemitism." She continued, "what we can say is that the Jews were first on the list."