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French teacher’s murder: Jewish groups urge rally against Islamic terror

French Jewish groups have called on their supporters to join a rally in memory of the schoolteacher murdered after facing criticism for showing caricatures of the Islamic prophet Muhammad to his students.

CRIF strongly condemns the Islamist attack in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine

Crif strongly condemns the barbaric Islamist attack on a history teacher who taught freedom of expression to his students.

CRIF expresses fury and disbelief as prosecutor sees ‘no antisemitic motive’ in swastika graffiti case

The Representative Council of Jewish institutions in France (CRIF) reacted furiously to an announcement from the Paris public prosecutor’s office that no antisemitic motive had been established in the case of a man who sprayed a series of large red swastikas in Paris.

Antisemitic graffiti spray-painted in Paris, suspect arrested

Swastikas were spray-painted on walls and columns near the Louvre Museum in Paris’s first district.

French Jews Rally to aid Saint-Martin-Vésubie, WWII Haven for Refugees, after storm Alex devastation

French Jews have rallied to the aid of a small town on the border with Italy that was devastated from flash flooding caused by Storm Alex, which has left a trail of destruction across the south of France and north of Italy.

Holocaust survivor Simon Gutman died at the age of 97

Simon Gutman, one of the first Jews to be deported from France to Auschwitz in March 1942, died at the age of 97, the Auschwitz Deportees Union (UDA) announced.

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