France

Israeli foie gras ban could spark anti-shechita backlash, warns rabbi

By Josh Jackman, June 17, 2013

The head of the Paris Rabbinical Court has called on Israel to reject a proposed bill to ban the importation and trading of foie gras, claiming that such a move could lead to European countries outlawing shechita in retaliation.

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Israel's foie gras ban would spark anti-shechita backlash, says rabbi

By Josh Jackman, June 17, 2013

The head of the Paris Rabbinical Court has called on Israel to reject a proposed bill to ban the importation and trading of foie gras, claiming that such a move could lead to European countries outlawing shechita in retaliation.

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Twitter ordered to reveal hate tweeters

By Orlando Radice, June 13, 2013

A French appeal court has rejected a bid by Twitter to withhold details of users accused of posting antisemitic messages.

The company was ordered to hand over the data after France's Union of Jewish Students and four human rights groups filed a complaint against Twitter over a wave of antisemitic hashtags and messages that appeared on the site in October 2012.

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App to combat antisemitism launched in France

By Sandy Rashty, June 12, 2013

A new smartphone application to report antisemitism has been introduced in France.

The app, launched this week by International League Against Racism and Antisemitism (Licra), a French organisation, will enable users contact police via a digital panic button and even photograph antisemitic graffiti.

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Four arrested in connection with Toulouse killings

By Sandy Rashty, May 29, 2013

Four people have been arrested in connection with the Toulouse shootings last year.

According to reports, the men were arrested in Toulouse on Tuesday on suspicion of being accomplices to self-proclaimed “Islamic warrior” Mohammed Merah.

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Rabbi and son stabbed in Paris outside their synagogue

By Anna Sheinman, April 23, 2013

A rabbi and his son have been stabbed outside a synagogue in Paris after leaving morning prayers, sources in France have reported.

Shimon Samuels at the Simon Weisenthal Centre in Paris said: “At 7am this morning, an Iranian screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ attacked a rabbi and his son with a cutter outside his synagogue in the 9th district of Paris.”

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Fit for a king, but not for a rabbi?

By Geoffrey Alderman, April 22, 2013

The tragedy of Gilles Bernheim is symptomatic of a wider hypocrisy where issues of intellectual dishonesty are concerned.

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Plagiarism by chief rabbi shocks France

By Shirli Sitbon, April 11, 2013

France’s chief rabbi has stunned the Jewish community after admitting to plagiarism in his latest book, Forty Jewish Meditations, and to deception about his academic credentials.

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Reports: The chief rabbi of France has resigned

By Jennifer Lipman, April 11, 2013

The chief rabbi of France has resigned following the revelation that he plagiarised part of his latest book, according to a report by Le Figaro.

Rabbi Gilles Bernheim also admitted that he had not been truthful about his academic credentials, having never taken the final exam in his philosophy degree.

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Survey: antisemitism rises 30 per cent worldwide

By Zoe Winograd, April 8, 2013

A survey has shown a 30 per cent increase in global acts of antisemitism.

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