France

Ooh la la and allo allo already

By Simon Round, December 4, 2012

For the first time ever, I feel sorry for Joey Barton. Normally, I have no time for footballers who are randomly violent and excruciatingly pretentious but, having heard his recent post-match, French-accented interview, I do empathise with him a little.

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Security measures in place after horror attack at Paris school

By Anna Sheinman, November 29, 2012

A series of violent attacks on pupils at a Jewish Ort school in Paris have led to the organisation putting round-the-clock security measures in place at its five French schools.

Two attacks took place at the Daniel Mayer High School, run by the Jewish education charity, in the Paris suburb of Montreuil last week.

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Tunisian Imam expelled from France

By Sandy Rashty, November 5, 2012

The French government has expelled Tunisian Imam Mohammed Hammami after accusing him of antisemitism, encouraging violence against women and promoting a holy jihad.

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Netanyahu to meet Hollande, visit Toulouse

By Sandy Rashty, October 31, 2012

The Israeli prime minister arrived in Paris this morning for a two-day diplomatic trip to France.

Benajmin Netanyahu will meet the French President Francois Hollande, Prime Minister Jean Marc Ayrault and Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

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French police report reveals failures before Toulouse shootings

By Sahar Zivan, October 25, 2012

French police have released a report into their conduct during the years leading up to the shootings in Toulouse earlier this year.

The report reveals several failings in intelligence-gathering, most notably a shortage of communication between the various agencies.

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France: Iran on track to produce nuclear weapon by early 2013

By Sahar Zivan, October 22, 2012

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has told Europe-1 Radio that unspecified experts have “established in an absolutely indisputable way” that Iran will be able to produce a nuclear weapon by early 2013.

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French Twitter users posting anti-Jewish messages

By Jennifer Lipman, October 16, 2012

Antisemitic messages and offensive remarks are being posted on social networking site Twitter in France as part of a "concerning" new trend.

The president of the Union of French Jewish Students urged Twitter to improve its moderation system after French users of the site began competing with each other to post messages under the hashtag #unbonjuif.

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Jewish man attacked in France

By Sandy Rashty, October 15, 2012

It has emerged that a Jewish man was attacked in a Paris metro station on his way home from synagogue during Rosh Hashanah.

The victim, 52, was beaten by two attackers and left unconscious on the subway floor.

French antisemitism watchdog, the BNVCA, believes that the incident was driven by hate because the victim was reading a book by the chief rabbi of Paris when the attack happened.

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Paris region to sign co-operation deal with East Jerusalem

By Shirli Sitbon, October 12, 2012

later this month, the Paris region will sign a co-operation agreement with the Palestinian district of East Jerusalem.

It will be only the second such deal between France’s most populous region and a Middle Eastern city; the first such deal was struck with Beirut.

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France's Interior Minister: Hundreds of potential terrorists

By JC Reporter, October 11, 2012

France’s Interior Minister, Manuel Valls, has warned that the terror cell arrested this week after plotting an attack on a kosher grocery is just one of many.

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