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March 27, 2024 10:50 am
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Antisemitism on the Rise: A First Person Account of Being a Jew in France

My friend, Marc, lives in a medium-sized city in France with a medium-sized Jewish community. He considers himself a “medium” Jew. He wears a Star...

January 9, 2024 12:30 pm
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France Appoints Politician of Jewish Origin as Youngest PM in Its History

France on Tuesday appointed its youngest ever prime minister who is also the first openly gay man to hold the post — and the fourth...

May 4, 2023 10:34 am
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Conviction of French Synagogue Bomber Is a Better Late Than Never Verdict

Early on the morning of October 3, 1941, in the midst of the cruel occupation of Paris by Germany, seven synagogues in Paris were severely...

April 27, 2023 10:31 am
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Media Report on Paris Synagogue Bombing Trial Blurs Terrorism

Late on April 21, a report by the BBC’s Paris correspondent, Hugh Schofield, appeared on the BBC News website’s Middle East page under the headline,...

December 7, 2022 11:51 am
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The US and France Must Both Tackle Antisemitism

There is a common French expression used when a task seems futile -- "pisser dans un violon." Sadly, combating the hatred of Jews and denial...

January 6, 2022 11:42 am
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French Show Features Jews as Marijuana Sellers for Laughs

The plot is absurd. The dialogue contains lines that a real human would never say. And some of the plot turns are beyond predictable. Even...

December 29, 2021 12:24 pm
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A View From Here: The Ongoing Predicament of French Antisemitism

From this side of the ocean, attempting to analyze contemporary French antisemitism sometimes feels like a roller coaster ride. The history of French Jewry, which has...

October 11, 2021 2:02 pm
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What the World’s Jews Owe to Napoleon

It's been 200 years since French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte died, at 51 years old, on the British island of Saint Helena, where he was held...

April 29, 2021 11:57 am
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No Justice for Jews in France

For better or for worse, Jews are instinctively guided by memory. The Torah embedded Zachor in our national DNA 3,000 years ago in Egypt, and...

April 26, 2021 12:00 pm
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Antisemitism and Four Travesties of Justice

Four years after the murder in Paris of Sarah Halimi, a 65-year-old French Jew, mother, and doctor, the case is back in the news in...

November 20, 2020 10:28 am
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Emmanuel Macron’s Napoleon Moment

I have always been fascinated by Napoleon Bonaparte. As a schoolboy, I read the Dutch historian Pieter Geyl’s Napoleon: For and Against, and realized that...

October 22, 2020 1:38 pm
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Antisemitic Thug Who Assaulted Jewish Street Artist in Strasbourg Cleared of Extortion Charge by French Court

A man who engaged in an antisemitic assault against a young Jewish graffiti artist in the French city of Strasbourg was released by a court...

February 25, 2020 9:35 am
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J’Accuse! Our Dreyfus and Theirs

JNS.org - Two months after its shellacking in the United Kingdom’s general elections, the Labour Party continues to remind British voters of why they chose...

December 9, 2019 6:39 am
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Macron’s Unsettling Words: ‘Until Our Dead Can Sleep in Peace’

JNS.org - One of the criticisms leveled at the numerous Holocaust memorials dotted around Europe is their alleged tendency to, as an American Jewish leader...

World

Palestinian Prime Minister Announces New Reform Package

Newly installed Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa announced a package of reforms on Tuesday aimed at strengthening the Palestinian Authority (PA) amid increased global pressure for a revival of political...

Israel

Israeli Hostage Families Make Passover Plea for Return of Missing Loved One...

Relatives of Israeli hostages held in Gaza will mark the start of the Jewish holiday of Passover, a week-long festival that...

Middle East

Drone, Rocket Attacks Targeted US Forces in Iraq, US Officials Say

US forces in Iraq and Syria faced two separate rocket and explosive drone attacks in less than 24 hours, Iraqi security sources and US officials told Reuters on Monday, the...

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