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Does French election mean Jews can breathe sigh of relief?

Does French election mean Jews can breathe sigh of relief?

Rabbi Levi Matusov of Paris Tunisian community and close associate of President-elect Emmanuel Macron: 'We agreed we have long way to go.'Mordechai Sones, 09/05/2017 20:06
French 'mass-aliyah' lands in Israel

French 'mass-aliyah' lands in Israel

Hundreds of French immigrants arrive in largest summer aliyah event from second largest Diaspora community.Yoni Kempinski, 20/07/2016 21:41
Jewish woman dies after Nice terror attack

Jewish woman dies after Nice terror attack

Raymonde Mamane becomes first Jewish fatality from massive terror attack in southern French city.David Rosenberg, 18/07/2016 12:25
1980 synagogue bombing suspect walks free

1980 synagogue bombing suspect walks free

Rue Copernic bombing suspect released with monitoring bracelet. French Jewish leaders: release an 'outrage', 'insult to victims.'Arutz Sheva staff, 17/05/2016 15:21
France's surrender to PLO and Muslim pressure on "Palestine"

France's surrender to PLO and Muslim pressure on "Palestine"

France's planned recognition of a "Palestinian State" will only send more Jews out of France. David Singer, 14/02/2016 06:16
Marseilles fans to wear kippot during soccer match

Marseilles fans to wear kippot during soccer match

Fan clubs of Marseilles soccer team urge their supporters to come to the game wearing kippot to show solidarity with Jewish Community.Raphael Poch, 19/01/2016 12:27
Twitter users show support for kippah protest

Twitter users show support for kippah protest

French Twitter posters use #TousAvecUneKippa along with pictures of celebrities wearing kippot in support of Jewish community.Matt Wanderman, 13/01/2016 19:04
Kippot to be distributed on French streets

Kippot to be distributed on French streets

Rabbi Levi Matusof says despite calls to stop wearing kippot in public, more and more French Jews are looking for sense of connection.Benny Tocker, 13/01/2016 16:49
French show solidarity by wearing kippot

French show solidarity by wearing kippot

Non-Jewish Frenchman in Marseilles have told community President Zvi Amar that they will wear kippot to show solidarity with the community.Shimon Cohen, 13/01/2016 13:30
Jew stabbed in anti-Semitic attack in Marseilles

Jew stabbed in anti-Semitic attack in Marseilles

Jewish teacher attacked by machete-wielding teen on his way to school near community synagogue in Marseilles.Orli Harrari, 11/01/2016 12:53
Far-right in the lead in French elections

Far-right in the lead in French elections

Marine Le Pen's National Front ahead in polls; French Jewish MP unsettled by reactionist vote.Ido Ben Porat, 06/12/2015 22:47
French Jews urge 'merciless war' against terror

French Jews urge 'merciless war' against terror

Umbrella organization of French Jewish groups condemns Paris attacks, issues new safety instructions to synagogues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/11/2015 09:11
In France,  denouncing anti-Semitism is risky

In France, denouncing anti-Semitism is risky

France has become dangerous for Jews, especially those who say what they think in the land of pseudo "liberty, equality and fraternity." Giulio Meotti, 07/11/2015 18:40
France: Jews, Muslims Forced to Wear Red Discs

France: Jews, Muslims Forced to Wear Red Discs

Elementary school students in Burgundy singled out for not eating pork; mayor withdraws initiative in shock after parents, leaders protest.Tova Dvorin, 27/09/2015 11:54
French Aliyah Stealing Paris Hi-Tech Talent

French Aliyah Stealing Paris Hi-Tech Talent

France's Economy Minister visits Israel to lure back Jewish business and hi-tech experts, insists Jews 'can innovate as well in France.'Tova Dvorin, 09/09/2015 22:14
Will French Students be Forced to Eat Pork?

Will French Students be Forced to Eat Pork?

French court to rule on controversial decision to ban kosher, halal meal options in one town's schools.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/08/2015 14:26
200 French Immigrants Arrive in Israel

200 French Immigrants Arrive in Israel

French Aliyah up 11% since 2014; Israel expecting between 30,000 - 35,000 new immigrants this year - the most since 2005.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2015 13:41
Paris to Build 'European Center for Judaism'

Paris to Build 'European Center for Judaism'

'It would’ve been easy to give up and say Jews are leaving,' says Jewish Consistoire head. 'I want to convey a different message.'Hillel Fendel, 05/07/2015 13:40
Hyper Cacher to Reopen Two Months After Attack

Hyper Cacher to Reopen Two Months After Attack

Site of January's hostage crisis and murder of 4 Jews to reopen with new staff, renovations just two months after heinous attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/03/2015 13:15
French Jews Can’t Get Any More Integrated

French Jews Can’t Get Any More Integrated

Jews remaining in France are caught between the oversights of the government and Muslims’ own sense of misery.Gedalyah Reback, 09/03/2015 21:26
'There is No Future for Jews in Western Europe'

'There is No Future for Jews in Western Europe'

Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky urges gov't to invest more money in Aliyah, ahead of expected 15,000 new immigrants in 2015.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 17/02/2015 09:09
Anti-Semitism Doubled in France in 2014

Anti-Semitism Doubled in France in 2014

Days after report says France is the world's most dangerous country for Jews, CRIF reveals huge increase in anti-Semitic violence in 2014.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/01/2015 10:58
Jewish Security Arm Urges Groups to Report Threats

Jewish Security Arm Urges Groups to Report Threats

After terror attacks in Paris left 17 dead, the Secure Community Network calls on US Jewish organizations to report threats and attacks.Cynthia Blank, 19/01/2015 23:05
Left to Petition Against French Jews in Judea

Left to Petition Against French Jews in Judea

Housing Minister Uri Ariel's plan receives fierce backlash from Left, calls idea to bring French to Judea-Samaria a 'cynical move.'Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 14/01/2015 08:22
Rabbi Urges French Jews: Don't Abandon Your Faith

Rabbi Urges French Jews: Don't Abandon Your Faith

Chief Rabbi David Lau urges French Jewry to be kinder to one another, keep observing commandments in light of tragedy.Yedidya Ben-Or, 13/01/2015 09:48
French Jewish Students Stay Home After Attacks

French Jewish Students Stay Home After Attacks

Despite security detail at 700 Jewish institutions, 1 in 3 stay home after Friday attack; students say they are afraid for their lives.Tova Dvorin, 13/01/2015 09:09
Supermarket Manager 'Can No Longer Stay in Paris'

Supermarket Manager 'Can No Longer Stay in Paris'

Brother of Hyper Casher manager and terror victim, Patrice Oalid, tells German newspaper Patrice plans to make aliyah after recovering.Cynthia Blank, 12/01/2015 22:10
Minister: Expedite the Aliyah Process

Minister: Expedite the Aliyah Process

Minister of Absorption Sofa Landver vows to ease Aliyah for all immigrants - but especially French Jews.Yedidya Ben-Or, 12/01/2015 17:51
French Comedian Probed for 'Inciting Terrorism'

French Comedian Probed for 'Inciting Terrorism'

Notorious anti-Semitic comic Dieudonne is being investigated for a Facebook comment poking fun at last week's terror attacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/01/2015 17:41
Israeli, French Leaders Divided on Place for Jews

Israeli, French Leaders Divided on Place for Jews

While Israeli PM Netanyahu calls for Jews to 'come home to Israel,' French leaders argue security will be ramped up to protect them.Arutz Sheva Staff , 11/01/2015 14:31
Watch: Solidarity Rally with the Jews of France

Watch: Solidarity Rally with the Jews of France

Dozens of French immigrants and public officials gathered in Tel Aviv to show support for the French Jews killed in a terror attack Friday.Yoni Kempinski , 11/01/2015 14:16
Sharansky: Europe Must Be as Concerned as We Are

Sharansky: Europe Must Be as Concerned as We Are

On his way to attend mass rally in Paris, Natan Sharansky shares his thoughts on Jews' security in Europe and immigration to Israel.Hezki Baruch, Paris, 11/01/2015 13:16
'French Aliyah Will Double in 2015'

'French Aliyah Will Double in 2015'

Rabbi Moshe Sabag estimates that 14 or 15 thousand French Jews will immigrate to Israel as a result of recent terror attacks.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 11/01/2015 10:58
Netanyahu Flies to Paris for Memorial Rally

Netanyahu Flies to Paris for Memorial Rally

On his way to Paris Sunday morning, Netanyahu called for a renewed fight against terrorism and for Jews to come home to Israel.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 11/01/2015 08:37
Rabbi: No Injuries in Synagogue Attack a 'Miracle'

Rabbi: No Injuries in Synagogue Attack a 'Miracle'

'We see now that Torah protects and saves,' Rabbi of Paris synagogue says, two days after terrorist sprays bullets at the building.Haim Lev, 24/12/2014 22:46
French MP Presents Netanyahu with 'AntiSemitox'

French MP Presents Netanyahu with 'AntiSemitox'

'Magic pill' against anti-Semitism evokes smile from PM, highlights need to battle hate crimes in France.Tova Dvorin, 23/12/2014 09:19
Photos: 1,100 French Jewish Teens Visit Jerusalem

Photos: 1,100 French Jewish Teens Visit Jerusalem

Large-scale high school trip part of Jewish Agency efforts to increase French Aliyah (immigration).Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/12/2014 10:19
Krav Maga Program Trains Jews to Fight Hate Crimes

Krav Maga Program Trains Jews to Fight Hate Crimes

Martial arts program aimed specifically at French Jews to train them, mentally and physically, to fight frequent attacks.Yedidya Ben-Or, Tova Dvorin, 26/10/2014 12:38
Leader Indicted for Calling Comic 'Anti-Semite'

Leader Indicted for Calling Comic 'Anti-Semite'

Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala has 10 convictions of incitement - but a French Jewish leader is being indicted for calling him out on it.Tova Dvorin, 22/10/2014 16:37
'Several Jewish Converts Fighting for ISIS'

'Several Jewish Converts Fighting for ISIS'

A 'handful' of Jewish teenagers said to have joined ISIS. Jewish community officials say trend 'inconceivable.'Tova Dvorin, 14/10/2014 13:37
Jewish Groups React to Jewish Defense League Ban

Jewish Groups React to Jewish Defense League Ban

French Jewish leaders distance themselves from controversial group, but also question why violent pro-Palestinian groups do not face a ban.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/07/2014 19:42
Anti-Israel Protests Resume in Paris

Anti-Israel Protests Resume in Paris

Brief ban lifted after 'guarantee' given that demonstrations would not descend into violence; minister denounces Jewish Defense League.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/07/2014 21:19
Paris Allows Anti-Israel Protests to Resume

Paris Allows Anti-Israel Protests to Resume

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls condemns 'hatred' in pro-Palestinian demonstrations, but says protesters have 'legitimate motives.'AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/07/2014 14:58
Paris: Leftist Protest Banned Due to Anti-Semitism

Paris: Leftist Protest Banned Due to Anti-Semitism

Police ban demonstration after protestors call to 'smash the Jews' on Twitter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/07/2014 20:36
Watch: Natan Sharansky Speaks on French Aliyah

Watch: Natan Sharansky Speaks on French Aliyah

What are the driving factors behind over 1% of the French Jewish community moving to Israel in 2014? Special Arutz Sheva interview.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/06/2014 09:56
France's Jewish Community Elects New Grand Rabbi

France's Jewish Community Elects New Grand Rabbi

Haim Korsia, 51, the Jewish chaplain of the French army, was elected to a seven-year term by members of the Central Consistory.AFP, 22/06/2014 18:05
Paris: Jews Stabbed Hours After Brussels Attacks

Paris: Jews Stabbed Hours After Brussels Attacks

French Interior Ministry ups security at Jewish sites following stabbing; details still developing.Tova Dvorin, 25/05/2014 13:59
Canadian Court Backs Extradition of Terrorist

Canadian Court Backs Extradition of Terrorist

Court dismisses Hassan Diab's appeals, supports government order to extradite to France. Diab accused in 1980 bombing of French synagogue.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/05/2014 19:36
French Aliyah Skyrocketing

French Aliyah Skyrocketing

Jewish Agency official estimates up to 5,000 French citizens leaving for Israel in 2014 - a new record.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/05/2014 20:01
MK Vows to Fight French Anti-Semitism

MK Vows to Fight French Anti-Semitism

MK Yoni Chetboun links Holocaust Memorial Day with the present-day realities of French Jewry, vows to bring more home to Israel.Hezki Baruch, 27/04/2014 12:52
Push to Shorten IDF Service for New Immigrants

Push to Shorten IDF Service for New Immigrants

Committee discusses 'fast track' for IDF service for new immigrants in light of program to bring French Jews to Israel en masse.Tova Dvorin , 05/03/2014 17:16
Napoleon: A Modern-Day 'Messiah'?

Napoleon: A Modern-Day 'Messiah'?

Auction find reveals that the dictator drove to give full rights to French Jewry, fashion himself as the savior of Jewish life there.Tova Dvorin, 26/02/2014 18:09
Conference Says 'No' to French Anti-Semitism

Conference Says 'No' to French Anti-Semitism

JNF/KKL sponsors conference responding to escalating anti-Semitism in France presenting options for mass French Aliyah.Tova Dvorin, 02/02/2014 11:24
Obstacle to French Aliyah: Diploma Non-Recognition

Obstacle to French Aliyah: Diploma Non-Recognition

New Knesset Caucus for Olim from France discusses urgent need to remove obstacles to aliyah from France.Gil Ronen, 16/01/2014 17:59
Government to Encourage Greater French Aliyah

Government to Encourage Greater French Aliyah

Three-pronged program to encourage mass aliyah of Jews from France. Focus on housing, jobs, education.Tova Dvorin, 27/12/2013 13:36
Peres Meets Jewish, Muslim Leaders in France

Peres Meets Jewish, Muslim Leaders in France

President Peres meets the heads of the Jewish community of France and a delegation of Imams, one year after attacks in Toulouse.Elad Benari, 11/03/2013 05:15
French-Speaking Jews Connect to Bayit Yehudi

French-Speaking Jews Connect to Bayit Yehudi

Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home) is gaining popularity among olim from France, who are finding "a home in the Jewish Home".Elad Benari, 07/01/2013 05:16