Paris

Marine Le Pen attacks father over antisemitic remarks

By Orlando Radice, April 9, 2015

The leader of France’s National Front, Marine Le Pen, has disowned her father, Jean-Marie, after he gave interviews in which he minimised the Holocaust and defended Nazi collaborator Marshal Petain.

Ms Le Pen released a statement saying: “Jean-Marie Le Pen seems to be in a total spiral of a strategy somewhere between scorched earth and political suicide.”

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Honour for hero of Paris shoot-out

April 2, 2015

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre has awarded a medal to the Muslim shop assistant who hid Jews from a terror attack at the kosher supermarket in Paris in January.

Malian-born Lassana Bathily was given the Medal of Valour at the centre's annual National Tribute Dinner at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles last week.

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Claiming back Paris with disco

March 26, 2015

Paris's beleagured Jewish community was given an unexpected lift when Israeli singing star Gad Elbaz took to the city's streets to perform a disco version of Hava Nagila.

The rendition, which featured a klezmer band and dancers, was the singer's response to the terrorist attack on the Hyper Cacher supermarket in which four people were killed.

"We are here to strengthen the Jews of France and

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Tears at the tills as Paris store reopens

By Amy Labarriere and Naomi Firsht, March 19, 2015

Burned-out candles and dead flowers still litter the streets at Porte de Vincennes, ongoing signs of the death and destruction that hit this unremarkable Paris neighbourhood two months ago.

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'No Jews' advert appears in paris

February 5, 2015

An advert for a graphic design job in Paris requesting that the candidate was "not a Jew" has sparked uproar.

The ad was posted on Monday by NSL Studio on jobs site Graphic-Jobs.com.

The company apologised after a shocked job-seeker spotted the discriminatory advert and posted it on her Facebook page.

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Paris killer filmed his murders

By Shirli Sitbon, February 5, 2015

French police have revealed that Amedy Coulibaly, the jihadi who attacked Hyper Cacher supermarket in Paris in January, filmed three of the four murders he committed in the store.

Investigators found footage of the killings on computers that Coulibaly had tried to use to post the video online or send it to a contact.

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BBC won't call Paris killers 'terrorists'

By Rosa Doherty, January 29, 2015

A senior BBC executive has revealed the corporation avoids using the term "terrorist" to describe the Islamists who carried out the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

Tarik Kafala, head of the BBC Arabic Service, said the word was too "loaded" for reporters to use when describing the two men who killed 12 people in the attack on the French magazine in Paris.

But a BBC spokesperson rejected any suggesti

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Paris Grande Synagogue: 'We will stay open no matter what'

By Naomi Firsht, January 29, 2015

The façade of Paris's Grande Synagogue rises 36 metres into the sky, and with its ornate arches, domed roof and 1,800-seat capacity it is the largest in France. It has been symbolic of the capital's Jewish community since it opened its doors in 1874.

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In France, soldiers replace pupils

By Naomi Firsht, January 29, 2015

It has been a time of change for Isaac Touitou, headteacher of the Daniel Mayer-Montreuil ORT school. He has lost 30 pupils who have made aliyah to Israel, but in the past fortnight he has gained nine new recruits - soldiers.

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