Keyword: Israël

Conmen 'made €8m by impersonating French minister'

Three Franco-Israelis allegedly built replica of Jean-Yves Le Drian’s Paris office to aid scam say Israeli police.

Former Israeli PM Olmert meets Palestine Authority's Abbas in Paris

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert held a meeting in Paris on Friday with Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas when the two men, who have previously met dozens of times, were in France on separate trips.

Israel arrests French consulate driver on gun smuggling charges

Romain Franck, 23, an employee with the French consulate in Jerusalem, was one of nine people arrested for their involvement in an alleged arms trafficking ring, in which the Frenchman is accused of using his consular vehicle to transport a total of 70 handguns and two assault rifles to the West Bank.

Macron disapproves of Trump's 'regrettable' Jerusalem decision

The French president said the US move went against international law and 'all the resolutions of the UN Security Council'.

Controversy over Netanyahu visit to Paris for commemoration

A visit to Paris on Sunday by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, when he will join in a commemoration of the 1942 arrest in the French capital for deportation of an estimated 13,000 Jews, has been criticised in France by Jewish organisations and others as handing his government an unwelcome political platform.

France holds world summit on Israel-Palestinian conflict

Delegates from 70 nations are expected to reaffirm support in Paris for a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict.

Around 5,000 Jews quit France for Israel in 2016

Figures continue a trend that has seen tens of thousands quit the country after a series of attacks targeting France's Jewish community.

France urges businesses to label goods from Israeli settlements

Israel condemned France's decision to issue an official notification urging businesses to identify goods produced in settlements.

France 'deep concern' over Israeli bill on West Bank settlements

France has joined the US in condemning controversial proposed legislation to be submitted to the Israeli parliament which would allow settlers in the occupied West Bank to stay in homes built on private Palestinian land, warning 'it would once again jeopardize a two-state solution'.

The challenges of EU mission to train Palestinian police

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French CRS officers training Palestinian police. © Chloé Demoulin French CRS officers training Palestinian police. © Chloé Demoulin

For the past ten years, a European Union-funded mission in the West Bank is training the Palestinian police in modern policing methods. With police instructors from EU member states, the EUPOL COPPS mission is aimed at building an effective police force ahead of the possible creation of a Palestinian state. But the challenges are vast, and the programme’s future is uncertain. Mediapart correspondent Chloé Demoulin reports from the West Bank mission, beginning with the unusual scene of a lesson by French riot police on how to disperse a peaceful sit-in.

Alleged French fraudster claims he gave Netanyahu $200,000

Spokesman for Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu denies claims that Arnaud Mimran, accused of a major fraud, paid him the money in 2009.

France hosts meeting to drive Israel-Palestine talks

US secretary of state John Kerry and UN chief Ban ki-Moon were among those who attended conference aiming for peace process talks by year's end.

Netanyahu rejects peace conference idea as French PM visits Israel

Israeli PM suggested to Manuel Valls a 'different' French initiative of face-to-face talks with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Paris.

French businessman tells court he gave Benjamin Netanyahu one million euros

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Arnaud Mimran and Benjamin Netanyahu at Monaco in 2003. © DR Arnaud Mimran and Benjamin Netanyahu at Monaco in 2003. © DR

Arnaud Mimran, a French businessman on trial in Paris for his alleged role in a massive carbon trading VAT scam, has confirmed his financial links with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Under cross-examination on Thursday May 19th, Mimran, who is also under investigation in a separate case of kidnapping and sequestration, said he had given Netanyahu one million euros. Mediapart understands the payment dates back to 2001. The Israeli premier has denied he received such a sum. Michel Deléan reports.

French FM rejects Netanyahu claims of bias

Israeli PM said France's initiative for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks was overshadowed by support Paris gave to Al Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem.