LISTEN: Racist Jew Vies for French Presidency, Shocking and Splitting Jewish Voters

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Defaced placards in Paris in support of the as-yet-undeclared candidacy of far-right media pundit Eric Zemmour for next year’s French presidential elections.
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Defaced placards in Paris in support of the as-yet-undeclared candidacy of far-right media pundit Eric Zemmour for next year’s French presidential elections.Credit: LUDOVIC MARIN - AFP
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Prof. Michel Wieviorka, from the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences in Paris, and France 24 journalist, Shirli Sitbon join host Simon Spungin to discuss the rise and rise of Éric Zemmour.

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Who is the leading noncandidate, who is already disrupting next year’s French presidential election with his hashtag provocations, his anti-immigrant rhetoric, and his outrageous rewriting of French history?

We ask: Can the Jewish candidate who puts anti-Muslim policies at the top of his agenda win over French voters – including the country’s Jewish population? Is he, as the chief rabbi of France recently claimed, an antisemite? And is he as dangerous as Donald Trump?

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