Macron victory a 'powerful message'

Head of the Conference of European Rabbis says French voters sent message to far-right by election Emmanuel Macron.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2017, 5:05 AM

'France was saved from the extremists'

Rabbi Aryeh Weil of the Portuguese Synagogue in Paris speaks to Arutz Sheva about the aftermath of Macron's victory.Refael Levi, Paris, 5/9/2017, 12:04 AM

'New French President presents an opportunity for change'

French-Israeli Professor says election of Emmanuel Macron as President of France potentially good for Israel, better than the alternative.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/8/2017, 6:20 PM

French Jews ‘relieved’ over Macron victory

French Jewish leaders express satisfaction and relief over presidential election result, but are worried about level of support for Le PenJTA, 5/8/2017, 5:16 PM

Macron defeats Le Pen 65 to 35

Election Day poll shows center-left Macron defeating nationalist Le Pen 65.5% to 34.5%.David Rosenberg, 5/7/2017, 8:48 PM

French MP rebukes Oren Hazan

Jewish MP slams Likud MK for endorsing nationalist French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, who wants to ban shechita, kippot in public.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/7/2017, 5:27 PM

France bars publication of hacked Macron emails ahead of vote

Following release of hacked emails during US presidential election in 2016, France bans publication of Macron's documents.David Rosenberg, 5/7/2017, 5:05 PM

French chief rabbi joins clergy endorsement of Marcon

French Rabbi Haim Korsia joins Christian and Muslim leaders in endorsing centrist candidate Macron over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.JTA, 5/4/2017, 4:03 PM

Le Pen, Macron attack each other at debate

Marine Le Pen accuses Emmanuel Macron of being complacent about Islamists. Macron says Le Pen insulted many Jews.Ben Ariel, 5/3/2017, 11:38 PM

Marine Le Pen lays wreath at French Holocaust memorial

After successor at National Front revealed to have denied Holocaust, presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen visits Holocaust museum.JTA, 4/30/2017, 9:47 PM

Polar opposites: The issues that divide Le Pen and Macron

France's two presidential candidates are diametrically opposed on various important topics.AFP and Arutz Sheva, 4/30/2017, 7:06 AM

Le Pen denounces Holocaust doubters

French presidential candidate says she "abhors" Holocaust doubters following her deputy's expression of skepticism about Nazi gas chambers.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/28/2017, 9:10 PM

France's Muslims in the runoff election

Or: Why Marine Le Pen has a good chance of being France's next president.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 4/28/2017, 1:31 PM

Le Pen replacement made statements denying Holocaust

Jean-François Jalkh, Marine Le Pen's replacement as the head of the National Front party in France, has denied Nazis used gas chambers.JTA, 4/27/2017, 5:00 PM

Le Pen says she'd ban shechitah

Far right candidate says she'd ban ritual slaughter if elected President of France.JTA, 4/25/2017, 10:00 PM

Rivlin criticizes Le Pen

President Reuven Rivlin accuses French far-right presidential candidate of a new, dangerous form of Holocaust denial.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/25/2017, 3:43 AM

Le Pen temporarily steps down from her party

Marine Le Pen steps aside as leader of National Front in order to appeal to wider audience.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/24/2017, 11:40 PM

Le Pen hails 'historic' result

French far-right leader hails election result which showed she will face Emmanuel Macron in runoff.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/23/2017, 11:37 PM

Macron, Le Pen projected to win French presidential vote

First estimate of French vote shows Macron, Le Pen winning top 2 spots, proceeding to run-off election.David Rosenberg, 4/23/2017, 9:21 PM

Le Pen, Macron neck-and-neck as French vote begins

What France's presidential election could mean for Israel and French Jewry.David Rosenberg, 4/23/2017, 7:13 PM

French Jews fear rise of anti-Israel leftist candidate

Rise of Melenchon, a former Communist Party member and unabashed enemy of Israel, stokes fears among French Jews.Cnaan Liphshiz, 4/23/2017, 4:34 PM

'If Marine Le Pen is elected, the Jews must leave'

Russian chief rabbi says France’s Jews should leave if Le Pen wins elections.JTA, 4/23/2017, 5:02 AM

Trump: Paris attack will probably help Le Pen

President Trump does not endorse Le Pen but believes attack in Paris will help her in the election.Ben Ariel, Canada, 4/22/2017, 1:30 AM

Jewish Le Pen supporter blames weak government for Paris attack

Deadly terror attack in Paris the result of weak, indecisive government, says prominent Jewish backer of Marine Le Pen.JTA, 4/21/2017, 2:50 PM

Marine LePen: Fundamentalist Islam is a mortal danger

France's Le Pen accuses rival Macron of being soft on Islamists.AFP, 4/15/2017, 10:47 PM

Le Pen: I'll be the greatest defender of French Jewry

National Front presidential candidate slams BDS movement, says her inner circle is free of anti-Semites.David Rosenberg, 4/13/2017, 12:09 PM

Foreign Ministry condemns Le Pen's Holocaust statement

Israel's Foreign Ministry responds to French candidate's statement, says it goes against French leaders' admission of responsibility.Nitsan Keidar, 4/10/2017, 10:55 AM

Le Pen denies France rounded up Jews

Marine Le Pen denies French state was responsible for wartime round-up of Jews who were then sent to Nazi death camps.Ben Ariel, 4/10/2017, 12:04 AM

Watch: Crowds gather in support of Marine Le Pen

French politician Marine Le Pen slams EU, pledges French exit from union if she becomes president., 3/6/2017, 2:56 PM

Marine Le Pen's immunity removed by EU

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has parliamentary immunity removed by EU Thursday for posting graphic pics of ISIS beheadings.Yoel Domb, 3/2/2017, 1:10 PM

Marine Le Pen refuses to wear hijab

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refuses to wear hijab in meeting with Lebanon's Grand Mufti, walks out., 2/26/2017, 4:22 PM

Le Pen backtracking on dual citizenship?

Marine Le Pen appears to backtrack on her proposal to abolish dual citizenship in France if elected.Ben Ariel, 2/22/2017, 6:03 AM

'Le Pen victory would send half of French Jews to Israel'

Former MK: Election of Marine Le Pen French President 'disaster for Europe ... Only Israel to benefit as Jews will emigrate'Shimon Cohen, 2/13/2017, 8:50 PM

French MP: Israel is a life insurance policy for Jews everywhere

French-Jewish MP reminds Marine Le Pen of her father's convictions, says Europe owes a huge debt to Jews for actions during Holocaust.Chana Roberts, 2/12/2017, 12:26 PM

Le Pen pledges to ban dual Israeli-French citizenship

'Israel is not a European country,' says National Front leader, adding French Jews will have to choose either French or Israeli citizenship.David Rosenberg, 2/10/2017, 9:38 AM

Le Pen leads in polling ahead of France's April election

Nationalist party candidate tops poll ahead of April election.JTA, 1/19/2017, 6:48 PM

French far-right leader Le Pen seen at Trump Tower

Marine Le Pen spotted at Trump Tower in New York but reportedly didn't meet with President-elect.JTA, 1/13/2017, 3:00 AM

Le Pen wants to ban the kippah and force Jews to eat pork

Vice President of organization for French olim says far right French politician 'discriminates against everyone in the name of equality.'Shimon Cohen, 10/20/2016, 1:14 AM

Jews will leave France before they remove their kippahs

After far-right French politician calls to ban the kippah, French MP Meyer Habib says such a move would mean Jews have no place in France.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/18/2016, 10:39 PM

Sarkozy hopes terror fears, burkini ban will return him to power

Former French President tacks hard to the right as wave of terrorism and anxiety over refugee crisis shifts political landscape.David Rosenberg, 8/26/2016, 3:02 PM

France steps up security, Le Pen says not nearly enough

French Interior Ministry calls up 12,000 police reservists in effort to shore up security in wake of wave of ISIS-inspired terror attacks.Shai Landesman, 7/17/2016, 7:07 AM

Le Pen suffers defeat in second round of regional elections

Just one week after record results in the first round of regional elections, National Front fails to win a single region in second round.Ben Ariel, 12/14/2015, 2:13 AM

French Right gets record 40% of vote in post-massacre election

FN leader Marine Le Pen and her 25-year-old niece Marion Marechal-Le Pen broke the symbolic 40% mark in their respective regions.Eric Randolph, 12/7/2015, 10:43 AM

France: Marine Le Pen Charged for Comparing Muslims to Nazis

National Front head Marine Le Pen charged with inciting racial hatred for comparing Muslims praying outdoors to Nazi occupation.Matt Wanderman, 9/23/2015, 10:16 PM

Jean-Marie Le Pen Launches New Party

Jean-Marie Le Pen launches new party named after France's flag, after being expelled from the rightist party he founded.Ben Ariel, 9/6/2015, 5:52 AM

Anti-Semitic Le Pen Booted From His Own Party

Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of right-wing party, ousted after feud with daughter trying to lead party away from his racist statements.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/20/2015, 9:46 PM

European Jewish Leader Under Fire for Meeting Le Pen

European Jewish Parliament head criticized by other groups for 'inappropriate' meeting with far-right French leader.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/9/2015, 5:13 PM

Le Pen Père 'Hopes Marine Loses Election'

National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen fired back at party leader Marine Le Pen, after she suspended him.Arutz Sheva, 5/5/2015, 2:20 PM

Elder Le Pen Pulls Out of Regional Elections

Jean Marie Le Pen withdraws from race after his daughter berated him for Holocaust-disparaging remarks.Gil Ronen, 4/13/2015, 1:56 PM

French Far-Right Leader Stands By Gas Chamber Comments

National Front party founder again insists Nazi gas chambers were just a 'detail'; daughter and party head distances herself.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2015, 8:42 PM

Two Members of French Far-Right Expelled Over Laxative Prank

Two young members of Marine Le Pen's National Front expelled for spiking the drink of its second-in-command with a laxative.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/1/2015, 5:13 AM

French Far-Right Leader Hits Back at 'Cowardly' Daughter

Falling-out over anti-Semitic joke widens as Le Pen calls his daughter's criticism a 'cowardly hit to the back.'AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/10/2014, 8:28 PM

Unprecedented Split in French Far-Right Party

National Front head Marine Le Pen issues unprecedented public condemnation of her father and party founder's recent anti-Semitic remarks.AFP, 6/9/2014, 3:40 PM

Far-Right 'Earthquake' in French Euro Vote

National Front taking 24-25% of the popular vote and around a third of France's 74 seats in the European Parliament.Gil Ronen, 5/26/2014, 7:32 AM

EU Vote Looks Set to Strengthen Far-Right, Euroskeptics

Anti-EU parties to do well in Western Europe; but in the east, Russia's shadow pushes electorate in opposite direction.AFP, 5/24/2014, 8:55 PM

France's Le Pen Attacks UK Euroskeptic over Anti-Semitism Snub

French National Front party head Marine Le Pen expresses surprise after UK Independence Party leader snubs her over anti-Semitism.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2014, 9:40 PM

France: Far-Right Leader Forces Students to Eat Pork

Marine Le Pen issues divisive guidelines in districts controlled by her National Front party; Jews, Muslims the target.Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP, 4/5/2014, 9:40 PM