French far-right on rise

By Michel Gurfinkiel, November 26, 2015

Marine Le Pen's National Front (FN) is set to emerge as France's pre-eminent political force at the regional elections on December 6 and 13.


Star refuses to postpone Paris concert

By Josh Jackman, November 26, 2015

Israeli Eurovision star Harel Skaat has refused to cancel a concert in Paris following the terror attacks in which 132 people were killed.


'Everyone is now seen as a threat'

By Charlotte Oliver, November 19, 2015

The "illusion" that terrorist attacks are only a threat to Jews, and not all French people, is over, says a political consultant based in Paris.

David Khalfa said every citizen "will have to confront the threat and the changes it implies".


"I was holding her hand. We couldn’t revive her. We couldn’t do anything more."

By Josh Jackman, November 17, 2015

The Jewish owner of a cafe hit during the Paris attacks held his wife as she died in his arms.

Gregory Reibenberg’s La Belle Equipe cafe was targeted by two Daesh terrorists who murdered 19 victims, including his wife Djamila Houd.

Mr Reibenberg told television channel France-2: “I was holding her hand. We couldn’t revive her. We couldn’t do anything more.


UK community tightens security after Paris attacks

By Josh Jackman, November 16, 2015

Security was ramped up at synagogues over Shabbat following the terror attacks in Paris which killed at least 132 people.

A Community Security Trust spokesperson said that while there was “growing social media chatter in Arabic and English calling for, and threatening, further violence,” there was no specific intelligence concerning potential attacks in Britain.


Events postponed and security increased at Jewish sites in France and Italy, as Israel rallies for French victims

By Charlotte Oliver, November 15, 2015

The majority of Jewish communal activities planned in France this week have been suspended in the wake of Friday’s terror attacks that left 129 killed and 350 injured.


Lessons we've learned from Paris

By Tulip Siddiq and Wes Streeting, October 8, 2015

The murders at the kosher supermarket in Paris shocked the world. Thousands took to the streets to proclaim "Je Suis Juif", echoing earlier displays of solidarity with the murdered journalists of Charlie Hebdo.

European Jews had been killed once again for the "crime" of being Jewish. There can be no greater consequence to indict those who allow antisemitism to fester unchallenged.


Pro-Palestinians mount protest as Paris hosts Tel Aviv beach day

By Naomi Firsht, August 14, 2015

A rival “Gaza beach” was set up in Paris as pro-Palestinians protested against a Tel Aviv-themed beach day yesterday.

Around 100 pro-Palestinians chanted “Palestine will live” and wore “boycott Israel” T-shirts as they protested at the Paris Plage urban beach on the banks of the river Seine.


Paris family attacked and robbed at gunpoint ‘because they are Jewish’

By Sandy Rashty, July 15, 2015

A Jewish family in Paris was attacked and robbed because of their religion, an antisemitism watchdog has confirmed.

The family, who own a jewellery shop in Paris, were attacked and tied up by three masked men of African descent holding handguns on Wednesday morning.

The son was said to suffer from “serious injuries” and was treated in hospital along with his parents.


Paris plans new £7m Jewish hub

By Sandy Rashty, July 2, 2015

French Jews have welcomed plans to build a £7 million cultural centre in Paris.

The new European Centre for Judaism is to include an area for academic studies, a cultural space, a synagogue, conference halls and offices.