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Iran on verge of new nuclear deal

French foreign minister says nuclear deal will be announced next week, with the unfreezing $7 billion in Iranian assets.

Iran on verge of new nuclear deal

France to return 15 works of art looted from Jews during WWII

France’s senate is expected to approve the restitution of 15 works of art looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis during the Holocaust.

France to return 15 works of art looted from Jews during WWII

French minister condemns headscarf ban for soccer players

French gender equality minister supports Muslim women soccer players who are seeking to overturn headscarf ban.

French minister condemns headscarf ban for soccer players

Smotrich in France: I'm your emissary in Israel

MK Bezalel Smotrich meets representatives of French Jewish organizations in Paris.

'I'm your emissary in Israel'

France to return Nazi looted artwork to Jewish heirs

The French government will return 15 pieces of art that were looted by the Nazis to descendants of their Jewish owners.

France to return Nazi looted artwork to Jewish heirs

Report: 3/4 of French Jews have experienced antisemitic acts

American Jewish Committee survey finds nearly three quarters of French Jews have experienced antisemitic acts.

Report: 3/4 of French Jews have experienced antisemitic acts

French police arrest 16 teachers at Orthodox school for allegedly abusing students

Teachers at prominent Orthodox school in France arrested and dozens of students placed in state custody amid abuse allegations.

France: 16 teachers at Orthodox school arrested for abuse

Macron to Iranian counterpart: Accelerate efforts to make progress in nuclear talks

French President Macron speaks to Iranian counterpart Raisi, stresses need to accelerate nuclear talks.

'Accelerate efforts to make progress in nuclear talks'

Israelis stuck in France after pilot falls ill

150 Israelis say they were abandoned by Arkia after their flight was canceled. Airline says an alternate flight crew is on the way.

Israelis stuck in France after pilot falls ill

European officials: Talks with Iran reaching their final stage

France says there are some signs that talks with Iran could succeed.

'Talks with Iran reaching their final stage'

France: Antisemitic incidents increased by 75% in 2021

French Jewish community reports increase of 75% in antisemitic incidents in 2021.

France: Antisemitic incidents increased by 75% in 2021

Poll: France now tied with Poland as most antisemitic EU country

Poll shows Israelis expect situation for Jews in Europe to get worse. France now viewed as most antisemitic EU country, tied with Poland.

Poll: France now tied with Poland as most antisemitic EU country

Police waited outside Sarah Halimi's apartment while she was murdered

French parliamentary report on the Sarah Halimi murder case reopens the wound it sought to heal.

Police waited outside Sarah Halimi's home while she was murdered

'Even today there are those who seek to destroy us'

'World has a responsibility to fight anti-Semitism’, says France's chief rabbi at event marking 80th anniversary of infamous Nazi conference

'Even today there are those who seek to destroy us'player

France moves closer to banning headscarves in sports

French Senate votes in favor of banning headscarves in sports competitions.

France moves closer to banning headscarves in sports

European countries condemn Sheikh Jarrah eviction

France, Germany, Italy and Spain criticize eviction of illegal building in Jerusalem neighborhood, condemn Israeli construction.

European countries condemn Sheikh Jarrah eviction

French-Jewish presidential candidate fined for inciting racial hatred

Eric Zemmour fined 10,000 euros after calling migrants “killers, thieves and rapists”.

Jewish presidential candidate fined for inciting racial hatred

France shuts down Islamist mosque for antisemitic incitement

France closes Islamist mosque in resort town of Cannes for antisemitic incitement and links to two banned Islamist groups.

France shuts down Islamist mosque for antisemitic incitement

France: We are still far from an agreement with Iran

France's Foreign Minister says progress was made but Iran and world powers are still far from any agreement.

France: We are still far from an agreement with Iran

French Pres. promises to 'hassle' unvaccinated

French Pres. Macron says he won't 'vaccinate by force' but 'really wants to hassle' those who refuse vaccination against COVID-19.

French Pres. promises to 'hassle' unvaccinated

French Jewish community leader awarded the Legion of Honor

Francis Kalifat, president of the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions, has been made a Knight of the Legion of Honour.

French Jewish community leader awarded the Legion of Honor

Jewish woman severely 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

France condemns Iran's satellite rocket launch

France says Iran's rocket launch is "all the more regrettable" as nuclear talks are ongoing.

France condemns Iran's satellite rocket launch

19th century art looted by the Nazis in France returned to heirs of Jewish owner

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

French consulate refuses to register Israelis married in Judea and Samaria

Consulate does not recognize marriage certificates of French citizens who married in Israel and registered in Judea and Samaria.

French consulate refuses to register Judea and Samaria couples

'How could the country of rights for all men lend its support to such a conspiracy?'

French-Jewish MP Meyer Habib rebukes French parliament for UN vote erasing Jewish history on the Temple Mount.

'How could the country of rights for all men do such a thing?'

France: WWII memorial vandalized with anti-COVID pass slogan

Mont Valerien west of Paris vandalized with “Anti Pass” painted in large letters.

France: WWII memorial vandalized with anti-COVID pass slogan

The Algerian Jew

Zemmour does not want yesterday's Algeria to be the France of tomorrow where Jews are kidnapped and tortured by the decolonized. Op-ed/

The Algerian Jew

Jewish senior beaten and robbed 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

France arrests suspect in murder of Saudi journalist

French police arrest man suspected of being member of hit squad that murdered Jamal Khashoggi.

France arrests suspect in murder of Saudi journalist

Israel's Foreign Minister preparing for Vienna talks with Iran?

Foreign MIn. Lapid to meet British, French, officials ahead of Vienna resumption of talks on Iran nuclear deal.

Israel's Foreign Minister preparing for Vienna talks with Iran?

French Prime Minister tests positive for COVID-19

Office of French PM Jean Castex says he will isolate for 10 days.

French Prime Minister tests positive for COVID-19

Eleven-year old boy 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

French President confirms: Color of blue stripe on flag was changed last year

French Pres. Macron changes blue stripe on country's flag back to original navy blue - and confirms it a year later.

French President confirms: Blue stripe on flag changed last year

France: ISIS sympathizer tries to escape jail with bedsheets

French prison guards thwart ISIS sympathizer's escape attempt from a Paris jail.

France: ISIS sympathizer tries to escape jail with bedsheets

French lawmaker: Jewish far-right leader Éric Zemmour part of the anti-Semitism problem

Marion Lenne, centrist French lawmaker, slams presidential candidate Éric Zemmour for 'strengthening clichés about Jews, double allegiance.'

French lawmaker: Éric Zemmour part of the anti-Semitism problem

France in fifth wave of COVID-19 pandemic, says Health Minister

The Health Ministry in France registered 11,883 new cases on Wednesday.

France in fifth wave of COVID-19 pandemic, says Health Minister

Murderer of French Holocaust survivor sent to life in prison

French court sentences killer of Mireille Knoll to life imprisonment with no possibility of parole for 22 years.

Murderer of French Holocaust survivor sent to life in prison

Schoolkids in France: 'Dirty Jew, we'll suffocate you with gas'

14-year-olds attack 11-year-old after identifying him as a Jew. They were arrested and will be indicted for 'anti-Semitic violence.'

Schoolkids in France: 'Dirty Jew, we'll suffocate you with gas'

Teenager arrested after waving machete in front of French Jewish school

Teen hurls marbles at students, calling 'dirty Jews', while brandishing machete in front of Jewish high school in France.

Teen arrested for waving machete at French Jewish school