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Vast majority of French Jews view anti-Zionism as anti-Semitic

Vast majority of French Jews view anti-Zionism as anti-Semitic

Poll finds that most French Jews believe attacks on Israel intrinsically connected with anti-Semitic beliefs.i24NEWS, 25/02/2021 16:16
French Jews, political leaders mark 6 years since Hyper Cacher killings

French Jews, political leaders mark 6 years since Hyper Cacher killings

Unity after terror attacks on Charlie Hebdo, kosher supermarket in France, 'has all bud dissipated', laments lawyer of Jewish victims.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 12/01/2021 14:18
France vows to protect Jewish community following Paris stabbing

France vows to protect Jewish community following Paris stabbing

French Interior Minister visits synagogue ahead of Yom Kippur, says more than 7,000 police and soldiers are protecting Jewish services.Elad Benari, Canada, 27/09/2020 21:26
WZO announces plan to bring French Jews to Israel

WZO announces plan to bring French Jews to Israel

World Zionist Organization vice-chairman Yaakov Hagoel states Israel must prepare for increase in aliyah caused by rising anti-Semitism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/07/2020 11:10
Jewish woman gives birth to sextuplets in France

Jewish woman gives birth to sextuplets in France

Premature sextuplets born to Jewish couple in France are country's first sextuplets in over 30 years.Marcy Oster, JTA, and A7 Staff, 19/05/2020 17:20
Up to 2,000 French Jews may have died of coronavirus, organizations say

Up to 2,000 French Jews may have died of coronavirus, organizations say

'In our busiest two weeks, we sent 80 coffins to Israel,' local ZAKA chief says.Ben Shaul, 11/05/2020 15:42
At least 1,300 French Jews have died of COVID-19

At least 1,300 French Jews have died of COVID-19

French-Jewish burial services report at least 1,300 Jews in France have died in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 10/05/2020 15:21
In France, Zionist light dispels anti-Semitic darkness

In France, Zionist light dispels anti-Semitic darkness

At Paris solidarity rally, Betar member says: 'France is known as an anti-Semitic country, we can't rely on it to protect all its citizens.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/01/2020 21:33
Chalom Levy, who died on a flight from Israel, 'had never recovered' from stabbing attack

Chalom Levy, who died on a flight from Israel, 'had never recovered' from stabbing attack

French-Jewish man who died earlier this week on a flight to France had 'never recovered' from 2016 stabbing attack, lawyer says.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 04/01/2020 21:06
'There are no real possibilities here'

'There are no real possibilities here'

Hit by terror and a sluggish economy, Nice’s once-vibrant Jewish community faces uncertain future.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 27/09/2019 13:09
Watch: French Jews march through Hevron in show of solidarity

Watch: French Jews march through Hevron in show of solidarity

Over 1,200 French Jews hold march in Hevron's Jewish community. "There's only one flag from the Jordan to the sea - the flag of Israel."Eliran Aharon, 14/08/2019 22:00
France to increase vigilance around synagogues

France to increase vigilance around synagogues

French President Macron condemns Pittsburgh shooting, offers support to grieving families.Ben Ariel, 28/10/2018 06:34
Jewish man found dead in Paris

Jewish man found dead in Paris

Jewish man killed in his apartment in Paris. Police believe the motive for the crime is financial.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 13/04/2018 23:36
'I don't understand what the Jews are doing in France'

'I don't understand what the Jews are doing in France'

Israeli physician Dr. Yehuda David urges French Jews to make Aliyah to Israel.Benny Tocker, 13/04/2018 05:42
European Jewish Congress: French government must take action

European Jewish Congress: French government must take action

EJC calls on French authorities to take stronger measures against anti-Semitism, says words are important but not enough.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/09/2017 14:54
'A non-kosher restaurant in Israel? That's illogical'

'A non-kosher restaurant in Israel? That's illogical'

Arutz Sheva interviews French immigrant who says he 'cries every day for not coming to Israel sooner.'Hezki Baruch, 11/08/2017 15:02
1,000 French Jews march in Hevron

1,000 French Jews march in Hevron

French Jews, some of whom are in the process of officially immigrating to Israel, held a flag parade ending at the Cave of the Patriarchs.Ido ben Porat, 09/08/2017 20:39
'France was saved from the extremists'

'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, 09/05/2017 00:04
Circulating the web: How secure are Jewish schools in France?

Circulating the web: How secure are Jewish schools in France?

Vice News investigates how security precautions at Jewish schools in France are affecting students., 05/03/2017 18:17
No hate crime charges in robbery of French Jewish couple

No hate crime charges in robbery of French Jewish couple

French prosecutors reference to hate crimes from indictment of four men suspected of rape and robbery of Jewish home in Paris suburb.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/02/2017 05:12
Le Pen backtracking on dual citizenship?

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, 22/02/2017 06:03
France: Surprise front-runner turns to top choice for many Jews

France: Surprise front-runner turns to top choice for many Jews

Many French Jews are joining fellow voters in supporting Emmanuel Macron for president.Cnaan Liphshiz, 08/02/2017 00:59
French candidate under fire for Holocaust comparison

French candidate under fire for Holocaust comparison

French left-wing presidential candidate compares Nazi persecution of Jews to the situation of French Muslims today.JTA, 05/01/2017 04:26
Philosopher Bernard Henri-Levy revisits Jewish roots in new book

Philosopher Bernard Henri-Levy revisits Jewish roots in new book

Bernard-Henri Levy pens one of his most Jewish books ever.Cnaan Liphshiz, 30/12/2016 02:31
French Jews rap Liberman remarks on leaving for Israel

French Jews rap Liberman remarks on leaving for Israel

CRIF blasts Liberman for calling on Jews to leave France, drawing parallels between the Dreyfus Affair and attempts to push for peace talks.JTA, 29/12/2016 03:30
French-Jewish scholar to appear in court over 'hate speech'

French-Jewish scholar to appear in court over 'hate speech'

Historian on the Jewish communities in Arab countries being prosecuted in France for alleged hate speech against Muslims.JTA, 20/12/2016 05:47
French city of Carpentras to renovate 650-year-old synagogue

French city of Carpentras to renovate 650-year-old synagogue

Authorities in Carpentras in southern France allocate $1.25 million for renovating the ceiling of the country’s oldest synagogue.JTA, 20/12/2016 05:44
French Jewish ex-education minister to run for president

French Jewish ex-education minister to run for president

Vincent Peillon, a former education minister of France with Jewish roots, announces his candidacy to lead the Socialist Party.JTA, 14/12/2016 03:30
In Valls, French Jews get a candidate they can trust

In Valls, French Jews get a candidate they can trust

Many French Jews admire Manuel Valls, who announced his candidacy for president, for his tough stance against anti-Semitism.Cnaan Liphshiz, 08/12/2016 01:32
African Jewish from France family makes aliyah

African Jewish from France family makes aliyah

Jewish family originally from the Ivory Coast leaves France for Israel amid anti-Semitism.Cnaan Liphshiz, 03/11/2016 23:53
French presidential candidate blasts Torah study

French presidential candidate blasts Torah study

French Jews incensed by centrist candidate's claim Jewish schools must de-emphasize Torah studies.David Rosenberg, 31/10/2016 10:33
French Jews urged to rally over UNESCO resolutions

French Jews urged to rally over UNESCO resolutions

Jews in France urged to rally outside Foreign Ministry to protest its failure to oppose UN resolutions that ignore Jewish ties to Jerusalem.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/10/2016 03:13
French Jew slams burkini ban-Holocaust comparison

French Jew slams burkini ban-Holocaust comparison

Leader of France's Jewish communities condemns a politician’s likening of the ban on the Muslim garb to persecutions against French Jews.JTA, 29/08/2016 05:04
Paris public schools became no-go zones for Jews

Paris public schools became no-go zones for Jews

Young French and Belgian Jews are being brought up in a far more insular fashion than previous generations.Cnaan Liphshiz, 24/08/2016 01:45
Stabbing of Jewish man deemed attempted murder

Stabbing of Jewish man deemed attempted murder

Man who stabbed Jewish victim in Strasbourg charged with attempted murder.Orly Harari, 20/08/2016 22:29
Jews missing from French Muslim anti-Jihad letter

Jews missing from French Muslim anti-Jihad letter

Leader of French Jews criticizes Muslim intellectuals whose petition against local jihadists omits any mention of anti-Semitic violence.JTA, 02/08/2016 05:51
Jewish Agency report shows drop in French aliyah

Jewish Agency report shows drop in French aliyah

Jewish immigration from France to Israel decreased by 32 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to the corresponding period last year.JTA, 01/08/2016 06:21
For Jews of Nice, attack comes as no surprise

For Jews of Nice, attack comes as no surprise

Bastille Day attack in Nice came as no surprise to many locals, including many of the city’s 20,000 Jews.Cnaan Liphshiz, 27/07/2016 00:01
Paris synagogue hit for hosting fringe historian

Paris synagogue hit for hosting fringe historian

Historian justified Vichy France's collaboration with Nazi Germany, handing over of thousands of Jews for extermination.JTA, 24/07/2016 07:23
Three Jews seriously wounded in Nice terror attack

Three Jews seriously wounded in Nice terror attack

No reports of Jews killed in Bastille Day terror attack in southern France. Three wounded in serious but stable condition.Nitsan Keidar, 16/07/2016 23:14
French Jews, Muslims unite to defend shechitah

French Jews, Muslims unite to defend shechitah

No future for French Jewry without shechitah, Jewish leader warns.JTA, 28/06/2016 19:39
Sharansky: No future for Jews in France

Sharansky: No future for Jews in France

Rising Arab immigration and spiraling anti-Semitism spells the end for Europe's largest Jewish community, Jewish Agency chief says.JTA, 28/06/2016 19:00
Leaders to gather in solidarity with French Jews

Leaders to gather in solidarity with French Jews

In unprecedented show of solidarity, Jewish Agency to bring leaders from Israel, Europe, for special Governors meeting in Paris.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/06/2016 15:47
Falafel wars in Paris

Falafel wars in Paris

Court battles and allegations of dirty tricks as Parisian restaurants battle it out for Jewish tourists.Cnaan Liphshiz, 19/06/2016 18:47
French Jews 'outraged' over Islamist murder of cop

French Jews 'outraged' over Islamist murder of cop

French Jewish community unites in outrage over murder of police officers in front of their child, in solidarity with victims' family.JTA, 14/06/2016 15:57
French Jews flee Paris suburbs over

French Jews flee Paris suburbs over

Harassment and attacks force Jews remaining in France to abandon suburbs surrounding Paris.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/05/2016 07:17
Jewish leader: French Jews’ state worst since 1945

Jewish leader: French Jews’ state worst since 1945

President-elect of France's umbrella of Jewish communities warns of alarming anti-Semitism, vows to fight hard.JTA, 29/05/2016 16:54
New comedy film mocks French anti-Semitism

New comedy film mocks French anti-Semitism

Film parodies common anti-Semitic tropes, ridicules French anti-Semitism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/05/2016 12:29
London's French Jews dread vote on leaving the EU

London's French Jews dread vote on leaving the EU

British Jews are split over referendum on EU membership; French Jews in UK brace for what a 'Brexit' might mean for them.Cnaan Liphshiz, 10/05/2016 22:11
Sold Marseille synagogue to become a mosque

Sold Marseille synagogue to become a mosque

Sale reflects shifting demographics in French city, where Jews migrating from increasingly hostile Muslim neighborhoods.JTA, 26/04/2016 22:13
French Jews flee public schools

French Jews flee public schools

Rise in Muslim population, Islamism driving French Jews toward day schools, community leader states.Arutz Sheva staff, 06/04/2016 19:11
North of Paris, a beleaguered Jews dare to seder

North of Paris, a beleaguered Jews dare to seder

Despite firebombings, other attacks, Jewish community in heart of hostile French Muslim neighborhood soldiers on.Cnaan Liphshiz, 05/04/2016 20:04
French Jew dresses up as a jihadist

French Jew dresses up as a jihadist

Jewish man walks into Paris synagogue dressed as a jihadist for Purim. Congregants took it with a smile - but not the police.Arutz Sheva North America, 25/03/2016 23:45
French PM understands Jews' fear

French PM understands Jews' fear

French Prime Minister Manual Valls says anti-Semitism is unacceptable, no matter which side of the political map it comes from.Ben Ariel, 08/03/2016 03:12
Writer Houellebecq: Palestinians lost legitimacy

Writer Houellebecq: Palestinians lost legitimacy

Famed French writer Michel Houellebecq says the French Left is to blame for anti-Jewish tension in France.Gil Ronen, 18/02/2016 20:27
Deri invites French Jews to make Aliyah to Israel

Deri invites French Jews to make Aliyah to Israel

Shas chairman visits with Chief Rabbi of France to discuss Jewish concerns following the terrorist attacks in the country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/02/2016 20:30
Knesset predicts 10,000 new French Jewish olim

Knesset predicts 10,000 new French Jewish olim

Immigration Committee meets European Jewish leaders, anticipates 3,200 olim from US, 7,000 from Russia, 7,400 from Ukraine.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/02/2016 12:26