France

William Hague tells UK Jews there is no need to leave

By Josh Jackman, January 12, 2015

William Hague has told the Jewish community that there is no need for them to leave Britain following recent terror attacks.

Speaking at JW3 community centre after four Jews were killed in a kosher supermarket in Paris, the former foreign secretary assured the Jewish community that the government was doing all it could to prevent similar atrocities occurring in the UK.

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Hollande allocates 5,000 police guards to Jewish schools

By Charlotte Oliver, January 12, 2015

French President Francois Hollande has increased protection of the country’s Jewish schools, sending out almost 5,000 police officers since last week’s attack. This is in addition to the 10,000 troops that have been deployed to boost the country's security.

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Millions gather in Paris to rally against terror

By JC Reporter, January 11, 2015

Over two million people gathered on the streets of Paris yesterday in a display of solidarity with the victims of three days of Islamist terror.

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President Hollande pays tribute to victims of "dreadful antisemitic attack"

By JC Reporter, January 9, 2015

The French president, Francois Hollande, has paid tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris.

Speaking in the aftermath of the police operation to release hostages held at the supermarket, President Hollande confirmed that four people had been killed in what he described as a "dreadful antisemitic attack".

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Four hostages dead as kosher supermarket siege ends

By Sandy Rashty, January 9, 2015

Four hostages were killed as police ended a siege in a Parisian kosher supermarket today.

One of the terrorists responsible, Amedy Coulibaly, was killed by police.

Two police officers were injured in the raid.

Shortly before police entered, six explosions were heard emanating from the supermarket.

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After the Charlie Hebdo attack: what else can we expect?

By Orlando Radice, January 8, 2015

French Muslim extremists have been responsible for two of Europe’s most horrific recent antisemitic attacks, and Islamist-inspired assaults on Jews and firebombings of synagogues are now regular occurrences in France.

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Abbas looks to France for help at UN

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 18, 2014

The Palestinian Authority is planning to cooperate with the French government in its bid to secure UN recognition for a Palestinian state.

The PA has been lobbying the Security Council to vote for its proposal to impose a two-year deadline on establishing a state.

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Outrage as French theatres host hate comic

December 11, 2014

Twenty french theatres have come under fire for agreeing to host a one-man show by antisemitic comedian Dieudonné M'bala M'bala.

The show, titled The Impure Beast, features dirty jokes about Ilan Halimi, a Parisian who was tortured and murdered in 2006 because he was Jewish. Dieudonné is the inventor of the fascist quenelle gesture, which has been copied across Europe.

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France votes for Palestine

By Naomi Firsht, December 4, 2014

French MPs voted in favour of recognising a Palestinian state this week.

The parliamentary motion, which was passed by 339 votes to 151, was non-binding and will have no real diplomatic effect.

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