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Morning of War, 4 Days Later

Anne Sinclair | Posted 11.17.2015 | World
Anne Sinclair

The most difficult thing that is left to be done after this massacre is to understand what is happening to us, to conceptualize the hate that is enveloping us, to conceptualize the profound threats looming over our democracies.

France Seeks Coalition To Destroy Islamic State

Reuters/HuffPost | Jade Walker | Posted 11.16.2015 | World

PARIS, Nov 16 (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande called on the United States and Russia to join a global coalition to destroy the Islamic ...

Aunt Of Drowned Syrian Boy Aylan Kurdi Mourns In Canada

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.03.2015 | World

VANCOUVER, Sept 3 (Reuters) - The family of two Syrian toddlers who drowned as they tried to reach Greece had not yet applied to enter Canada, the ext...

Rising Anti-Semitism In Europe: History Repeating Once Again

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

While we do not see a correlation between high numbers of violent incidents and high levels of anti-Semitic beliefs, Jews feel freer to live openly as Jews when they are confident of being accepted in their societies, not just in the absence of security concerns.

The Grand New Party

Philip Kyle | Posted 05.08.2016 | World
Philip Kyle

Much as in the United States, cross-party unity is rare in France. But recently one topic, or more accurately one woman, sparked a rare demonstration of national concord. That wonderwoman is Hillary Clinton.

How Digitizing Europe Will Create 850,000 New Jobs

John Chambers | Posted 05.16.2015 | World
John Chambers

SAN JOSE -- Europe will need a workforce trained for careers in the new digitized economy. It is estimated that Europe will have an e-skills gap that, if filled, could lead to 850,000 potential jobs in 2015, rising to twice that by 2020. On a continent where youth unemployment exceeds 50 percent in some countries, there should be no problem finding young and eager people able to do these jobs, provided they receive the proper training.

In the Crosshairs of Terrorism: Will France's Jews Stay or Leave?

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 04.26.2015 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Hate is learned and ISIS is but one of its only teachers. That woman's anti-Semitism will not be erased by government decrees. Such hatred can only be deconstructed by Muslims themselves. It is hard to blame any European Jew for not waiting around to find out how this all plays out.

A French Leader Speaks for His Nation's Jews and His Nation

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.15.2015 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Why the reluctance of many democratic societies, in Europe and beyond, to recognize that anti-Semitism is the canary in the coal mine alerting them to the existential threat they face? Why does Prime Minister Valls seem more like an exception than like the rule?

Gunmen Fire On Police In Marseille

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2015 | World

MARSEILLE, France, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Gunmen fired on a police car in Marseille on Monday in what local officials said was a drug-related incident, jus...

From 'Charlie Hebdo' to 'Je Suis Ahmad'

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 03.27.2015 | Religion
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

Can the Charlie Hebdo tragedy which killed 17 men serve as a catalyst, in forging new and positive frontiers between Islam and the Western world?

Calling Radical Islam What It Is

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

That starts with saying that Islam and Muslims are not the enemy, they are part of the solution. We need to emphasize and acknowledge that there is prejudice against Muslims because of recent events and to emphatically oppose it. But we also must not hesitate to point out that those who suffer the most from radical Islam are Muslims themselves.

No, the Paris Tragedy Won't Bring About a Len Pen Presidency

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 03.17.2015 | World
Kevin A. Lees

There's a simple reason why a Le Pen presidential victory, though not impossible, remains incredibly implausible -- and that's as true today as it was last week or last month. It's because France, like many countries around the world, has a runoff presidential system.

Panic Is Not the Way to Fight Islamist Anti-Semitism in Europe

Carlo Strenger | Posted 03.16.2015 | World
Carlo Strenger

Europe is now at the frontline of Islamist terrorism and anti-Semitism, and January 2015 will be remembered as a beginning rather than the climax of Islamist terrorism in Europe.

How Netanyahu's Policies Are Fueling Anti-Semitism

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

It is one thing to travel to France and demonstrate solidarity with the French people after the horrific execution of 12 journalists at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo; it is an entirely different matter to use the occasion to call on French Jews to immigrate to Israel to avoid anti-Semitism and "live secure and peaceful lives."

French Prime Minister: We Are At War Against Radical Islam

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 01.10.2015 | World

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared that the country is at war with radical Islam in a speech late Saturday. "We're at war, but not at war ...

France's Prime Minister Knows What's in a Name

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 01.13.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

This is not the first time that Manuel Valls has proposed changing the name of the French Socialist Party. That he has returned to the subject from the vantage point of his present position -- which is, like it or not, the head of the majority -- obviously gives his suggestion new weight.

BHL, the Man Who Whispers in Presidents' Ears

Gilles Hertzog | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
Gilles Hertzog

Over the space of a few weeks, taking their place in the audience for BHL's play are former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, incumbent president François Hollande, and Prime Minister Manuel Valls, the young hope of the French left.

The Big Chill Facing France's Jews

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

French Jews certainly have had enough of all this. Are we still at home, they ask themselves, in this strange country where the vilest anti-Zionism, the stubbornest Holocaust denial, and the murkiest competition for victimhood are combining to produce a new and potentially devastating form of anti-Semitism?

No French for Leadership?

Olivier Oullier | Posted 11.04.2014 | World
Olivier Oullier

In these troubled times, where political leadership is shaken, a new class of French politicians should arise and seize the opportunity to improve the state of their country and its global positioning.

Happy Like a Jew in France

Benjamin Herzberg | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion
Benjamin Herzberg

But there is no way I will let the other side win. I beg my fellow Frenchmen not to abandon France to the extremists and fundamentalists who try to take it hostage of their intolerance. Please don't let my grandfather -- and my children -- down.

France's New Government and the Ecology of Cécile Duflot

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 06.08.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Mrs. Duflot, who presents herself as the guardian of the loftiest questions facing the human race, who supposedly thinks only of the immense challenges that, because they affect us one and all, should occupy a heavenly space of pure ideas, has her feet planted in the same mud in which the most cynically political leftists of the past century waded.

France's Valls Is No Clinton

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Steve H. Hanke

President Francois Hollande has put in place a new French government led by Prime Minister Manuel Valls. This maneuver has all the hallmarks of shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic. Yes, one has the chilling feel that accidents are waiting to happen.

Hollande Names Manuel Valls New Prime Minister Of France

Posted 04.01.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) -- France's president has named 51-year-old Socialist Manuel Valls as the country's new prime minister. In a prerecorded televised speec...

In Comic Dieudonné, France's Freedom of Expression Meets "The Wall"

Michael Deibert | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Michael Deibert

France is changing - it has been changing for decades - yet the question of exactly what it is changing into remains open for debate.

Hollande Reprimands Ministers For Anti-Roma Rhetoric

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2013 | World

PARIS, Oct 2 (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande told two of his top ministers on Wednesday they should end a public row over France's policy to...