Jacques Chirac

Sign Of Harsh Times

03/21/2003
Staff Writer
Clichy-sous-Bois, France: A rabbi is stabbed in nearby Paris and Jack Bouccara thinks about the safety of his own congregation's rabbi. A car explodes near a Jewish school in Paris and Bouccara worries about his synagogue, a three-minute walk from his home. French President Jacques Chirac announces that 700 French synagogues and other Jewish sites will need police protection if the American war against Iraq breaks out, and Bouccara fears that his synagogue might come under attack. Again.

France Remembers Deportation

07/27/2007
Staff Writer
Sixty-five years ago, France tried to show its loyalty to the Nazis. Last week, France showed its loyalty to history.On the anniversary of the July 1942 deportation of some 13,000 Jews by Vichy police from a bicycle stadium that served as a transit camp, French officials took part in a series of memorial events.

Pressing The French

07/26/2002
Staff Writer
Leaders of the American Jewish Congress have a message for critics of the group's stance on French anti-Semitism: Let them eat cake. A delegation of AJCongress leaders who visited France earlier this month said the country's Jews heavily support the group's tactics, which include an ad campaign criticizing the French for inaction on the eve of the Cannes film festival, and directing newspaper readers to a Web site, BoycottFrance.com.
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