Tag: France

A Famed French-Jewish Philosopher is Afraid to Leave His Home

PARIS (JTA) — As a French celebrity philosopher, Alain Finkielkraut belongs to a tiny group of VIPs who get to lead normal, paparazzi-free lives…

France Launches Project to Return Nazi-looted Artworks to Jewish Families

The courtyard of the Louvre museum in Paris. (Wikimedia Commons)

(JTA) — France created a task force to return cultural artifacts taken from Jews during World War II to their owners and descendants.

The Culture Ministry said Wednesday that the project will look into such objects held by French museums, AFP reported. French institutions hold some 2,000 items brought from Germany whose owners have yet to be identified, according to the French…

Israeli, French and American Jews Agree on Almost Everything – Except Trump

(JTA) – Three recent surveys of…

French Supermarket Removes Israeli Produce Following Complaint Over Gaza

(JTA) — A French-Jewish watchdog on anti-Semitism has called for a boycott of a supermarket where employees were seen removing Israeli produce at the request of a shopper who complained citing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and violence in Gaza.

The Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, or BNVCA, also said in a statement Monday that it had complained to police about the incident, which was filmed last month at the store of the Carrefour chain in the Parisian suburb of Chambourcy.

Selling dates from the brand Sun on Ramadan “is an affront to Muslim shoppers,” a man rapidly speaking…

French-Muslim Website Posts ‘Hit List’ of Famous Jews

The Synagogue Neuilly-sur-Seine is one of the oldest synagogues in suburban Paris. (Wikimedia Commons)

(JTA) — A French-Muslim news outlet and a prominent anti-colonialism activist published on Twitter alleged hit lists featuring Jewish groups and individuals.

The activist, Sihame Assbague, posted the first list of eight items last week. It included the CRIF umbrella group of French Jewish communities; the Socialist Jewish politician Julien Dray; former Prime Minister Manuel Valls — a supporter of Israel whose ex-wife and children…