The mental illness defense has become more prevalent when it comes to hate crimes in France. And it seems to be working
Shirli Sitbon is a journalist who has worked for the French TV station France 24 for the past eight years. She has been a correspondent for Jewish media outlets such as the Jewish Chronicle, the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles and community station Radio J.
La Pen and far-right lawmaker booed out of rally for Mireille Knoll, a Holocaust survivor whose violent murder has galvanized the Jewish community in face of fears of growing anti-Semitism
French president tells Jewish community leaders that the French will not make the ‘error’ of recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli capital
The Paris trial of a landmark terror cell, who bombed a kosher supermarket and was armed with a hitlist of French Jews, exposed the unlikely diversity and scope of those posing a violent threat to France
Why Jewish voters in France say Macron's victory is a lot like 'choosing between the plague and cholera'
An imam teams up with Jewish leaders to stop the far right candidate from taking the presidency: 'The best way to fight this trend is to remain united'
‘Since bad people attack Jews who wear kippot, maybe banning them is the way to stop the violence,’ she said as French Jews gathered last night to watch the election results come in
Over 1,000 pro-Israel Supporters Protest Against Paris Peace Conference: 'No One Can Dictate to Israel'
Participants, mainly Jewish, boo mentions of two-state solution, criticize weak response from French-Jewish community leaders.
'It’s dangerous and regrettable and it can indirectly be used by all kinds of anti-Semites who already say Jews don’t belong in France or are not as French as other citizens.'
French authorities vow to punish those responsible for the slogans painted in black in Montreuil that call to 'exterminate' the Jews and the Roma.
'Local thugs' suspected of beating 30-year-old in Paris suburb of Creteil, home to one of France's largest Jewish communities.
Elias Sanbar claims contentious resolution omitted any references to the Jewish holy site because the Geneva Conventions prohibit the use of an occupier's term.
Following the deadly attack on a church, Jewish leaders call on the French government to step up measures, saying the latest attack marks 'a new phase of terrorist expansion.'
For many French Jews hiding their kippa is the only sane choice open to them: wearing such a Jewish identifier in public isn't an act of bravery, but rather an 'invitation' to violence.
Following the National Front’s win in the first round of regional elections, French Jews fear they will be more vulnerable to attacks from extremists of all colors.
French national anthem 'La Marseillaise' is often a point of contention, but hundreds were proud to sing along at Monday's memorial in Domont.
'Before, terrorists targeted specific groups like Jews and journalists but now they’re indiscriminately killing all French people,' French Jewish leader tells Shirli Sitbon.
Shootings, suicide bombings and hostage crisis in French capital; Hollande announces state of emergency; 8 assailants dead, 7 of whom blow themselves up; ISIS claims responsibility in official statement.
Several of the attacks that killed at least 120 took place in east central Paris; 'the army is everywhere,' resident says.
City of Light’s beach-scene tribute to Israel’s capital of liberalism draws large pro-Palestinian protest.
'Tel Aviv-sur-Seine' on Thursday will likely see protesters and pro-Israel activists facing off on the artificial beaches.
Incidents include shootings and vandalization; meanwhile, though many Muslims joined Sunday rally, others refused due to presence of Israeli leaders.
‘What’s happening is so sad for our country,’ says father whose son survived the supermarket siege on Friday.
Some Jews in France feel their own tragedy has been overlooked by countrymen fixated on the Charlie Hebdo attack.
Trial of two French nationals who fled Israel to avoid prosecution opens in Paris.
Leader of Israel’s religious right tells French Jews: 'When you know your heritage, you know what you’re fighting for.’
Those who participated in Thursday's demonstration feel rally's positive tone to benefit France's Jewish community.
Local rabbi remembers a 'sweet and friendly’ boy who mirrored the ‘honest’ image of the army in which he bravely served.
Rioters throw Molotov cocktail at synagogue, set fire to businesses and vehicles in Sarcelles, home to one of France's biggest Jewish communities.
3,000 protesters take to streets of French capital; police on alert for more clashes at planned rally and possible showdown with Jewish Defense League.