Dominique Strauss Kahn, Anne Sinclair reportedly separated

By Jennifer Lipman, June 29, 2012

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is believed to have separated from his wife of more than two decades.

The former IMF chief and his wife, Anne Sinclair, maintained a unite front as he was accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid last summer.


Israeli jumps to his death off the Eiffel Tower

By Jennifer Lipman, June 26, 2012

French investigators are looking into how an Israeli visitor was able to scale the Eiffel Tower and jump off in an apparent suicide attempt.


Why no Auschwitz visit for French Euro 2012 team, Jewish leader asks

By Jennifer Lipman, June 13, 2012

The leader of the French Jewish umbrella organisation has expressed surprise that his country's football team did not visit Auschwitz ahead of the Euro 2012 tournament in Poland.


Arrests over latest 'antisemitic' attack in France

By Jennifer Lipman, June 12, 2012

Three men have been arrested in France in connection with an alleged antisemitic attack on a Jewish teenager in a Paris suburb.

The 18-year-old was walking in the street on Friday when he was set upon by three men who stole his phone and shouted antisemitic abuse at him.


Family of Toulouse gunman Merah sue over his death

By Jennifer Lipman, June 12, 2012

The family of the man who murdered four people outside a Jewish school in Toulouse in March has begun legal action, alleging that the gunman was murdered.

Mohammed Merah, who killed seven people during his shooting spree in France, died after a 32-hour stand-off with police in an apartment in Toulouse. Two officers were wounded during the exchange of fire.


Carry on camping in Northern France

By Lianne Kolirin, June 8, 2012

We were halfway through day three of our week in France and I was practically down on my knees begging my children to sit down and watch TV.


'Explosion' of antisemitic attacks in France

By Jessica Elgot, June 7, 2012

The murder of three French children and a rabbi at a Toulouse Jewish school marked the beginning of an “explosion” of more than 140 antisemitic incidents across France, the French Jewish community security service says.


Attack on Jewish men outside French synagogue

By Jennifer Lipman, June 6, 2012

Jewish organisations have expressed concern after a group of French Jews were subjected to a verbal and physical attack while on their way to synagogue.


Hollande pledges to fight antisemitism

By Gideon Kouts, May 17, 2012

New French President Francois Hollande used his inauguration address to stress his commitment to fighting antisemitism.


A French-Greek wake-up call

By Melanie Phillips, May 10, 2012

The recent elections here and in Europe have left Jews and all who care about freedom and democracy with many reasons for unease.

In Greece, around two thirds of those who voted did so for extremist parties of left and right. Chillingly, the neo-Nazi "Golden Dawn"party won no fewer than 21 seats.