Emmanuel Macron ‘pushes for Israeli inquiry’ into NSO spyware concerns

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French president reportedly spoke to Israeli premier Naftali Bennett to ensure ‘proper investigation’ after Pegasus project.

Clashes as police disperse banned pro-Palestinian rally in Paris

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Police made 44 arrests, and used teargas and water cannons, while dispersing a banned march in Paris in protest at Israeli attacks on Gaza.

Paris organisers of pro-Palestine demo vow to proceed despite ban

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The organisers of a demonstration planned for this weekend in solidarity with Palestinians amid the Israel-Gaza military conflict said they will go ahead with their march despite an official ban on the gathering which, authorities argue, carried the threat of public disturbance.

Zeev Sternhell: the historian whose work on French fascism caused academic uproar


The Israeli historian Zeev Sternhell, who died on June 21st, aged 85, and who spent some of his early years in France before moving to Israel, was one of the pre-eminent experts on fascism in the world of academia. His renowned 1983 work 'Ni droite ni gauche. L’idéologie fasciste en France' - published in English as 'Neither Right Nor Left: Fascist Ideology in France' – caused major controversy among French scholars because of his contention that French fascism was a real phenomenon with ideological roots in the society and culture of France. Antoine Perraud looks back on his extraordinary life and work.  

French-Israeli organised crime surges in France in 2018: report

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A French police study has concluded that joint French-Israeli nationals, many of who are based in Israel, played a significant role in organised crime in France in 2018, according to a report by The Times of Israel.

Conmen 'made €8m by impersonating French minister'

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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.