Friday, June 23, 2017
The centrist Emmanuel Macron is a hit with young professionals, but the leader of the far-right National Front believes she'll attract more voters who feel left behind by immigration and globalization.
Franncis Kalifat, president of the CRIF Jewish federation, called on voters to elect centrist Emmanuel Macron, who garnered the most votes in the election's first round.
The attack that killed a police officer is seen as a boon to the far-right party with the presidential election just days away.
CRIF president Francis Kalifat said he was alarmed by the success in the polls of the far-right politician Marine Le Pen and the communist Jean-Luc Melenchon, whom he termed 'candidates of hate' out to destroy democracy.
The ascent of Jean-Luc Melenchon, who has made remarks deemed anti-Semitic, is raising the stakes for French Jews already fearful of a victory for the far-right front-runner, Marine Le Pen.
Appropriating the Jewish teenage diarist for political causes is obfuscating the genocide's memory, some say, but reinforcing it for others.
The documents, which a historian for Amsterdam's Jewish museum said were a 'specatcular find,' were discovered in a suitcase that Jews stashed away before being sent to their deaths.
The inclusion of a clause rejecting exclusion was initiated by a lawmaker who is in charge both of the European Parliament's relations with Israel and and on setting guidelines for market competition within the bloc.
Israel condemned far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen for saying that her country is not responsible for the deportation of thousands of Jews to death camps in 1942.
Doubts about the official version of an incident suggest growing distrust between the Jewish rank-and-file and their community's elite.

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