‘Our Future Is at Stake’: French Jewish Leaders Urge Voters to Stop Le Pen

Community leaders sound the alarm after the strong performances of far-right and far-left candidates in Sunday’s first round of voting, but also say Emmanuel Macron must address widespread public discontent

Shirli Sitbon.
Shirli Sitbon
Paris
Shirli Sitbon.
Shirli Sitbon
Paris

PARIS – As the results came in from the first round of France’s presidential election on Sunday night, Jewish leaders pondered whether the good news outweighed the bad.

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