Across Israel, Meir Panim responds to the growing needs of the country’s 1.75 million impoverished residents through various food and social service programs.
Posted on: November 18th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
France police are scouring Paris and surrounding areas for a lone gunman who critically wounded a leftwing newspaper’s assistant to a photojournalist Monday, days after gunman broke into CNN’s affiliate and threatened journalists before fleeing. It is not known if the threat on Friday and Monday’s shooting are connected. The French daily Liberation in Paris […]
Posted on: November 17th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
France and Israel were at each other’s throats nine years ago because of Israel’s warning to French Jews of rampant anti-Semitism, but common enemies have brought the two countries together, for now.
Posted on: November 11th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Britain thrusts a knife in Israel’s campaign to keep Iran under pressure until it comes clean on its nuclear program, but France suddenly has become Israel's closest if not only European ally.
Posted on: November 8th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
A Frenchman who called a Jewish school in Toulouse to gloat over the murder of four Jews was sent to jail for three months. The criminal court of Toulouse sentenced the 21-year-old man, who was not named, on Nov. 4 for making four telephone calls to the Ohr Hatora Jewish School in Toulouse in March, […]
Posted on: November 7th, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
AJC France condemned the “humanitarian” organization Action Against Hunger (ACF) for distributing a film that solely blames Israel for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The film, “Broken Hopes,” presents the views of three anti-Israel experts who are in various ways connected to the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestiture and Sanctions (BDS) movement or to organizations that oppose Israel’s existence. […]
Posted on: October 24th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
More than 5,500 people, including prominent French politicians, scholars and clergymen, have signed a petition against attempts to ban the ritual circumcision of boys in Europe. Titled “No to a ban on circumcision,” the petition was published on Oct. 16 by CRIF, the umbrella organization representing France’s Jewish communities, following the Oct. 1 passage of […]
Posted on: October 19th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
A lawyer from Lyon in eastern France has been disbarred for filing a motion to disqualify a Jewish judge because of his origins. The French Bar Association disbarred Alexis Dubruel on Wednesday for citing Judge Albert Levy in a 2012 motion to disqualify him from presiding over a custody case in which one of the […]
Posted on: October 12th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
France’s right-wing National Front party headed by Marine Le Pen is leading the country’s two major parties in the polls for May’s elections to the European Parliament. The Le Nouvel Observateur weekly reported that the party has the support of 24 percent of French voters, compared with only 22 and 19 percent respectively for the […]
Posted on: September 28th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe → France
Marion Fesneau-Castaing, who hit an IDF soldier, will be expelled from Israel.
Posted on: September 21st, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe → European Union
It all started when Israel hit back.
Posted on: September 15th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
A group of teenagers “of African and North African origins” assaulted ten 13-year-old Jewish students at a public sports center in Paris from the Ner HaTorah Jewish school on Thursday, according to France’s Bureau for Vigilance against Anti-Semitism. There were no serious injuries. The attackers asked the Jews to stop “occupying the area,” the report […]
Posted on: September 11th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Two French soldiers who posed in front of a Paris synagogue a few weeks ago while making an anti-Semitic gesture will be sanctioned by the French army. The soldiers of the Alpine Hunters elite unit currently are the subject of an investigation, the French military’s spokesperson, Bruno Louisfert, told radio station RTL France Tuesday. He […]
Posted on: September 9th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
The White House announced Monday that more than dozen more countries have formally backed a “strong international response” to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. The United States now has the support of 24 countries, not including Israel which has tried to lay low. The list includes an interesting collection of allies, such as […]
Posted on: September 8th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
‘What’s good for the Jews is good for the Muslims,” says a French Islamic website citing the closure of a city street for Jews through the High Holidays. It demands the same for Muslim street prayers.
Posted on: September 1st, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe → France
Is the coalition of the willing turning quickly into the coalition of the reluctant?
Posted on: August 22nd, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe → France
But Russia and Iran have rejected the claims that Assad had deployed chemical weapons, saying the rebels are responsible.
Posted on: August 18th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
A French court has acquitted three activists charged with discrimination and hate crimes for calling for a boycott of Israeli products in 2010, the France 3 television station reported. The activists, Bernard Cholet, Jeanne Rousseau and Yamina Tadjeur, made the calls during a protest at a shopping center in the southern city and were charged […]
Posted on: August 6th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
A French senator said she will complain to police over death threats she received after proposing special labels for halal and kosher meat. Sylvie Goy-Chavent of the centrist UDI party will lodge a complaint with police over the threats and online “calls for civil war and a call for the Israeli government to attack France,” […]
Posted on: July 28th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
A masked gunman stole $53 million worth of diamonds and jewels owned by Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev from an exhibition at a luxury resort in Cannes Sunday afternoon after threatening the exhibition staff and visitors at the Carlton Hotel. He filled a briefcase with the jewels and fled in what could be among the largest […]
Posted on: July 24th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
A European rabbinical group has created a union to include every mohel – ritual circumciser – in an effort to standardize ritual circumcision and combat attempts to ban it. Based on the model of Britain’s Initiation Society, the Union of Mohalim in Europe seeks to “unite approved mohalim across Europe under a single banner, ensuring […]
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