Leaders of France’s Jewish community are concerned about deteriorating relations between Paris and Tel Aviv. And they’ve fired off a letter to France’s foreign minister imploring him to reevaluate its stance toward Israel.
France is urging the Palistinian Authority to exercise restraint and not issue the death penalty against whomever is implicated in the death of Yasser Arafat after officials concluded an investigation into the late Palestinian leader’s death on Wednesday.
French judges re-examining the evidence surrounding the 2004 death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat have concluded their investigations, the prosecutor’s office in the Paris suburb of Nanterre said Tuesday.
French President Francois Hollande threw his weight Tuesday behind demands by Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf Arab monarchies that a prospective deal with Iran over its nuclear program come with guarantees of their security.
After the terrorist attack on a kosher restaurant in Paris, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Jews of France it’s time to make aliyah. But in Strausbourg, in Eastern France. the Jews, while nervous, say, they’re not going anywhere.