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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Women raising French flags during a silent demonstration in Paris to protest recent murders in France, March 20, 2012.

After Toulouse attack, French Jews are reconsidering Sarkozy

By Daniel Hoffman, JTA March 27, 2012

PARIS—With the first round of France’s presidential election less than four weeks away, the attacks that left four Jews and three French soldiers dead are reshaping the race—but for now it’s not clear exactly how. In the days leading up to the...

French President Nicolas Sarkozy addressing guests at the CRIF
dinner, Feb. 8, 2012.

Ahead of French elections, Sarkozy makes pitch to Jews

By Devorah Lauter, JTA February 12, 2012

PARIS -- Trailing in the polls and with elections just 10 weeks away, French President Nicolas Sarkozy went to one of his most reliable bases of support -- French Jews -- to drum up enthusiasm. On the morning of Feb. 8, Sarkozy met at Elysees Palace with...

Sarkozy: Iran solution should be non-military

JTA February 10, 2012

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that the solution to the Iran crisis is "never military." In a speech Wednesday to France's main Jewish umbrella organization, the CRIF, Sarkozy reiterated his commitment to Israel's security but maintained that the...

Shalit and parents meet with Sarkozy in Paris

JTA February 9, 2012

PARIS -- Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and his parents met with French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the presidential palace in Paris. "We are very happy to be here at the Elysee Palace," said Noam Shalit, speaking to journalists Wednesday...

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