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French National Assembly Parliament member Yael Braun-Pivet at the Judicial Commission Bench, July 12, 2017. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Hate mail to French Jewish Parliament member: ‘Soon the camps again’

The Paris prosecutor’s office opened an investigation after a Jewish member of the National Assembly, France’s lower house of parliament, received anti-Semitic hate mail, according to the European Jewish Congress. Parliament member Yael Braun-Pivet published...
French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting at the G20 summit on July 8, 2017. Credit: Wikimedia Commons via Russian Federation.

French lawmakers pass bill to combat Islamist extremism, separatism

France’s National Assembly passed a bill on Tuesday trumpeted by President Emmanuel Macron as a means to address the problem of Islamist extremism and separatism. “It’s an extremely strong secular offensive,” French Interior Minister Gerald...
U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken. Credit: mccv/Shutterstock.

Blinken to discuss Iran with European allies as White House convenes NSC

U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken was slated to discuss Iran and other foreign-policy issues with his British, French and German counterparts on Friday. “The secretary will have an opportunity to discuss with some of...
The courthouse in Antwerp, Belgium, where Iranian diplomat Assadolah Assadi was convicted. Credit: Fred Romero via Wikimedia Commons.

Belgian court convicts Iranian diplomat of bomb plot in France

A Belgian court sentenced an Iranian diplomat to 20 years in prison for his role in planning a 2018 bomb attack on the annual rally of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)...
The Hemicycle of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, during a plenary session, Feb. 5, 2014. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

France gives $10 million to pro-BDS Palestinian group

France’s government has given roughly $10 million to a Palestinian group that supports boycotting Israel, despite the fact that in the country, promoting BDS is illegal. The French Development Agency, or AFD, which focuses on...
April Benayoum, 21, Miss Provence 2020 and runner-up in the Miss France 2021 beauty pageant. Source: Instagram.

Miss France 2021 runner-up faces anti-Semitic hate over Israeli father

Anti-Semitism in France reared its ugly head over the weekend after the runner-up in the Miss France 2021 beauty pageant revealed that her father was Israeli. After April Benayoum, 21, revealed her Israeli ancestry, she...
The world-famous Eiffel Tower menorah-lighting took place this year amid the coronavirus pandemic thanks to a last-minute request by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, Dec. 14, 2020. Photo by Thierry Guez via Chabad.org/News.

Paris mayor’s request keeps Eiffel Tower menorah tradition alive

In most years, the Eiffel Tower menorah-lighting in Paris is an awe-inspiring event that draws crowds in the thousands and is seen by millions on international broadcasts. But with the city in the midst...
A Jewish man waiting on the streets in Munich, Germany on May 5, 2018. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90.

Terrorist attacks stark reminder for European Jewry, loud alarm for general society

As Austrians were making the most of their last night in restaurants, cafes and bars on Nov. 2 before the onset of a new lockdown, a 20-year-old Islamic terrorist fired at passersby in Vienna’s...
A view of the Galilee Medical Center located in Nahariya, Israel. Source: Galilee Medical Center.

French ‘olim’ help fill needed health-care gaps in northern Israel

As a wave of Islamist terror directed at churches and priests raises religious tensions in France, a special group of recent French immigrants is relieved to be settling into their new life in Nahariya,...
Palestinians protest against the publications of a cartoon of Prophet Mohammad in France, as well as French President Emmanuel Macron's comments on Islam, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Oct. 30, 2020. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Hundreds protest at Temple Mount against Muhammad caricatures; three arrested

Hundreds of people demonstrated at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Friday against French President Emmanuel Macron and his pledge to protect the right to caricature the Islamic prophet Muhammad with three arrested for...