News and updates about Paris

Vandals deface Paris Holocaust museum with blood-red hands

Wall of the Righteous memorial to French citizens who saved Jews defaced with dozens of red hands in act Israeli Ambassador harkens to lynching of 2 Israelis at start of Second Intifada.

Vandals deface Paris Holocaust museum with blood-red hands

France:

Teen arrested over threat to attack Paris Olympics

French anti-terrorism authorities arrest 16-year-old who said on social media that he wanted to die “a martyr” at the Olympic Games in Paris this summer.

Teen arrested over threat to attack Paris Olympics

France:

Man arrested for kidnap and rape of Jewish woman

Nanterre police arrested a man on suspicion of kidnapping, rape and threatening to murder a Jewish woman in Paris suburb.

Man arrested for kidnap and rape of Jewish woman

'Revenge on Palestine'

Jewish woman kidnapped and raped in Paris suburb

Man arrested for kidnap and rape of Jewish woman in Gennevilliers, Paris, in an antisemitic attack.

Jewish woman kidnapped and raped in Paris suburb

Moving:

Enrico Macias sings in Hebrew at Paris demonstration

Jewish-French singer Enrico Macias takes part in emotional event in the heart of Paris in support for the hostages held by Hamas and their families.

Enrico Macias sings in Hebrew at Paris demonstration

Will Israel face Egypt in the Olympics?

The Israeli team will find out tomorrow if they are to face Arabic countries as their soccer team moves towards the Paris Olympics.

Will Israel face Egypt in the Olympics?

Report:

Hostage deal drafted by ex-MK suspected of spying

Former MK Azmi Bishara, who left Israel following suspicions of espionage, now serves as a senior advisor to Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

Hostage deal drafted by ex-MK suspected of spying

Eiffel Tower reopens following workers' strike

The tower had been shutdown due to disagreements about its operation. The workers agreed to reopen it after 380M euros were committed to the maintenance budget.

Eiffel Tower reopens following workers' strike

Hostage deal talks in Paris:

Israeli officials optimistic, but no agreement yet

Israel willing to be flexible on the days of respite and on humanitarian aid, but will not agree to cessation of the fighting.

Israeli officials optimistic, but no agreement yet

New Israeli marathon record set in Spain

Israeli runner Gashau Ayale has become the first Israeli to finish a marathon below 2:05:00, securing himself a place on the Israeli Olympic team in the process.

New Israeli marathon record set in Spain

In unanimous vote:

All hostages to be made honorary citizens of Paris

All party leaders, including the Communist Party and the Radical Party of the Left, voted in favor and demanded in their speeches the immediate release of all hostages.

All hostages to be made honorary citizens of Paris

President Macron:

The French nation will never forget the 10.7 victims

The French President participated in a ceremony commemorating the French victims of the Hamas attack and mentioned the three French citizens who are still in captivity: Ofer Calderon, Ohad Yahalomi, and Orión Hernández Radoux.

The French nation will never forget the 10.7 victims

Israel optimistic about deal despite Hamas demands

A prisoner exchange deal could still be possible despite Hamas demanding a complete end to the war and Israeli withdrawal, something Israel has already defined as a deal-breaker.

Israel optimistic about deal despite Hamas demands

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Protesters throw soup at Mona Lisa painting in Paris

Two environmental protesters hurl soup at the Mona Lisa painting at the Louvre in Paris.

Protesters throw soup at Mona Lisa painting in Paris

France:

'1000% rise in antisemitism since October 7th'

Crif today published full report on antisemitic incidents in France, showing a 1000% rise in antisemitism since October 7th"

'1000% rise in antisemitism since October 7th'

Man flies from Algeria to France in wheel well of plane

The man was found near death from cold and without identification on his person by the ground crew servicing the airplane.

Man flies from Algeria to France in wheel well of plane

France:

'There was failure in psychiatric care of Paris attacker'

French Interior Minister says there was failure in psychiatric care of the Islamist who stabbed a German tourist to death on the weekend.

'There was failure in psychiatric care of Paris attacker'

'May He who makes peace'

Watch: Singing at pro-Israel rally beneath Eiffel Tower

Hundreds of Israel supporters sing a song of peace in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Watch: Singing at pro-Israel rally beneath Eiffel Tower

Following antisemitic remarks:

Paris mayor strips Abbas of the city's highest honor

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo strips PA chairman of the Grand Vermeil medal following his antisemitic speech.

Paris mayor strips Abbas of the city's highest honor

A two-state solution for terminally ill France?

France lost the chance to treat the cancer when it first appeared and now it has metastasized and is terminal. Op-ed.

A two-state solution for terminally ill France?

7 in critical condition after explosion in Paris

Gas explosion blamed for blast which destroyed much of a building in central Paris.

7 in critical condition after explosion in Paris

France:

Trial of suspects who planned attacks on Jewish targets begins

Four far-right suspects accused of planning attacks on mosques and Jewish targets go on trial. Judge orders the hearings to be made public.

Trial of suspects who planned attacks on Jewish targets begins

Israeli envoy to join Saudi celebration in Paris

An Israeli envoy will join a Saudi event in Paris as a symbol of the desire for normalization between the countries.

Israeli envoy to join Saudi celebration in Paris

Paris:

Israeli embassy official acts against Minister Smotrich

Embassy official contacts French Jewish leaders to tell hem to protest Israeli Finance Minister during attendance of OECD conference.

Israeli embassy official acts against Minister Smotrich

Smotrich at Hypercacher: Am Yisrael Chai

Before attending OECD meeting, Finance Minister visits Paris supermarket where 4 Jews were murdered in 2015.

Smotrich at Hypercacher: Am Yisrael Chai

French police blasted for allowing Nazis to march in Paris

Neo-Nazi rally commemorating death of far-right activist proceeds through Paris despite outrage by politicians and the public.

French police blasted for allowing Nazis to march in Paris

In absentia:

Paris court convicts suspect in 1980 synagogue bombing

The suspected bomber, Hassan Diab, lives in Canada and denies any wrongdoing.

Paris court convicts suspect in 1980 synagogue bombing

Smotrich in Paris:

'There is no such thing as a Palestinian people'

Finance Minister speaks at Paris event in memory of Likud activist: The truth needs to be told without bowing to distortions of history.

'There is no such thing as a Palestinian people'

Watch: Protesters crash Jewish Agency event in Paris

Anti-judicial reform protesters crash Aliyah event in Paris, shouting down Israeli minister during his speech.

Watch: Protesters crash Jewish Agency event in Paris

French Investors to PM:

'There is no exodus of investors from Israel'

A group of French investors reassured Prime Minister Netanyahu against warnings of investors withdrawing from Israel.

'There is no exodus of investors from Israel'

Netanyahu to Macron:

'Deterrence against Iran and its proxies must be strengthened'

Netanyahu and French President meet for about three hours. PM calls for IRGC to be added to EU's terror blacklist.

'Deterrence against Iran and its proxies must be strengthened'

Netanyahu:

After years of covert meetings, we opened Chad embassy in Israel

PM departs for Paris to discuss joint efforts to combat Iran, meet with Jewish community representatives.

After years of covert meetings, we opened Chad embassy in Israel

Shocking antisemitic graffiti found across Jewish area of Paris

Shops in Paris's 9th arrondissement hit with vile antisemitic vandalism that Jewish orgs compare to Kristallnacht.

Shocking antisemitic graffiti found across Jewish area of Paris

French Jews commemorate victims of Hyper Cacher attack

Event pays tribute to victims of terror attack on Paris kosher supermarket eight years after it occurred.

French Jews commemorate victims of Hyper Cacher attack

France:

Suspect in attack on Kurds had hatred for foreigners

Prosecutor says man suspected of killing three Kurds in Paris confessed to a "pathological" hatred for foreigners.

Suspect in attack on Kurds had hatred for foreigners

France:

Suspect in Paris shooting transferred to psychiatric unit

French man suspected of killing three people in racist attack in Paris transferred to a psychiatric unit.

Suspect in Paris shooting transferred to psychiatric unit

Paris:

Kurdish protesters clash with police for second day in a row

Police fired teargas as they clashed with Kurdish protesters after a racially-motivated shooting in Paris on Friday.

Kurdish protesters clash with police for second day in a row

Macron:

'The Kurds of France were targeted by a heinous attack'

French President condemns mass shooting at Kurdish cultural center in Paris, which killed three people and wounded four.

'The Kurds of France were targeted by a heinous attack'

Riots erupt in Paris after mass shooting at Kurdish center

Police use tear gas against angry crowd pushing its way toward crime scene where three people were killed and four wounded.

Riots erupt in Paris after mass shooting at Kurdish center

Three shot dead in Paris attack

Six wounded, three fatally, in mass shooting near Kurdish cultural center in Paris.

Three shot dead in Paris attack

At first-ever Paris gala:

French community raises 450k for EMS group

French community raises 450,000 € in support for Friends of United Hatzalah in first-ever Paris gala.

French community raises 450k for EMS group

Was French Jew's death an antisemitic murder?

Murder of Eyal Haddad near Paris reignites fears about antisemitism in France.

Was French Jew's death an antisemitic murder?

Paris Jews bet on community's future with new giant JCC

Amid existential angst, Parisian Jews bet on their community’s future with a giant new community center.

Paris Jews bet on community's future with new giant JCC

France:

One dead in shooting in Paris

Local media report one person killed, four others injured in shooting at hookah bar. Suspect arrested, incident appears to be gang-related.

One dead in shooting in Paris

Holocaust in France:

France marks 80th anniversary of mass roundup of Jews

President Macron visits site where Jews were detained during roundup, before being forced off to concentration camps.

France marks 80th anniversary of mass roundup of Jews

Lapid heads to France to voice Israeli concerns on nuclear deal

PM Lapid's trip to France expected to focus on Iran and Hezbollah.

Lapid heads to France to voice Israeli concerns on nuclear deal

Paris attacker sentenced to life in prison without parole

Only surviving perpetrator of deadly 2015 terror attack receives France’s strongest sentence.

Paris attacker sentenced to life in prison without parole

New Paris restaurant looks to popularize Sephardic food

In Paris, Jewish childhood friends open chic restaurant serving their Tunisian grandparents’ couscous.

New Paris restaurant looks to popularize Sephardic food

Paris:

Officers open fire on car that tried to hit them

Police in central Paris shoot dead two people after firing on car that was trying to hit them. Background to incident unclear.

Officers open fire on car that tried to hit them

France: 2 in custody over death of Jewish man hit by tram

New details have emerged on the harrassment of a kippah-wearing young man by Muslims, leading him to flee into the path of a tram.

France: 2 in custody over death of Jewish man hit by tram

Jewish org decries 'uninhibited antisemitism' at Paris university

Neo-Nazi graffiti leads to outcry but is part of pattern of daily antisemitism at U of Paris Nanterre, Jewish student union charges.

Jewish org decries 'uninhibited antisemitism' at Paris university

Jewish woman badly beaten by teens robbing her Paris apartment

Elderly Jewish woman tied up and brutally beaten for half an hour as 16-year old assailants search her Paris apartment for jewelry.

Jewish woman badly beaten by teens robbing her Paris apartment

Art looted by Nazis in France returned to Jewish owner's heirs

Paintings and drawings looted by the Nazis from a private art collection have been restituted to heirs of an Egyptian Jewish businessman.

Art looted by Nazis in France returned to Jewish owner's heirs

Jewish senior attacked in his Paris home by anti-Semites

Elderly Jewish man tied to chair, beaten and robbed in his Paris apartment by anti-Semitic assailants looking for where he kept the "gold."

Jewish senior attacked in his Paris home by anti-Semites

Einstein's notes on theory of relativity sold at Paris auction

Albert Einstein's handwritten notes for theory of relativity fetch record $13 million at an auction in Paris.

Einstein's notes on theory of relativity sold at Paris auction

UK college student given course material featuring ‘blood libel’

Student at a French campus of the University of London speaks out after experiencing anti-Semitism on campus.

UK college student given course material featuring ‘blood libel’

Eleven-year old repeatedly attacked near Paris for being Jewish

Two 14-year old suspects who allegedly attacked the boy every day for a week expected to face anti-Semitic violence charges.

Eleven-year old repeatedly attacked near Paris for being Jewish

Macron inaugurates Alfred Dreyfus museum near Paris

The new museum features at 500 documents including photographs, court papers and personal objects documenting Dreyfus' ordeal.

Macron inaugurates Alfred Dreyfus museum near Paris

Paris: Trial opens into murder of Holocaust survivor

"Mireille Knoll shared Sarah Halimi's fate," says Meyer Habib, French parliamentarian. "If only Sarah's murderer would face justice."

Paris: Trial opens into murder of Holocaust survivor

Paris street named for murdered Holocaust survivor

Paris Mayor dedicates street in memory of 85-year-old woman who was stabbed to death by her neighbor because she was Jewish.

Paris street named for murdered Holocaust survivor