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How did the French citizens in Israel vote for the presidential election in France?

Three conversations with French-Israelis who tell The Jerusalem Post about the difficult and complicated election

10/04/2022

Éric Zemmour makes Jewish man’s death a national issue days before election

Éric Zemmour quit his job as a journalist six months ago to run as a Jewish far-right candidate for France's presidency.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
09/04/2022

French lawmaker says Éric Zemmour part of France's antisemitism problem

Zemmour has not announced a political run but is still polling among President Emmanuel Macron’s most serious challengers in this spring's presidential elections.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
11/11/2021
France's Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia

France chief rabbi calls Jewish presidential candidate an ‘antisemite’

Zemmour, who has called Muslim immigrants “invaders” and in 2016 said that most drug dealers are Arab or African, is now running second and ahead of Marine Le Pen.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
02/11/2021
France's far-right National Front political party leader Marine Le Pen delivers a speech

What's in a name? Le pen seeks to rebrand France's National Front party

"We are not renouncing anything, we are starting a new chapter in our history," says far right leader.

By REUTERS
11/02/2018

Is Israel's Avi Gabbay the next France's Emmanuel Macron?

Both Labor leader-elect Avi Gabbay and French President Macron have political careers that are less than a decade old.

Emmanuel Macron et son gouvernement

Think About It: The French legislative elections

Israel is unlikely to come across a situation similar to the current one in France – at least not in the foreseeable future.

Emmanuel Macron et son gouvernement

Elections présidentielles françaises : un vote désabusé

Si les juifs de France ont massivement voté pour Macron au second tour, le cœur n’y était pas.

By BERNARD EDINGER
30/05/2017
French President Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche!

French President Macron’s party withdraws 2nd candidate who supported BDS

“Boycott Israeli products and [apply] an economic embargo!” William Tchamaha once wrote on Twitter.

By JTA
20/05/2017
Emmanuel Macron

France's Jewish community: In a state of fear

French Jews voted overwhelmingly for Emmanuel Macron, but are concerned he will pander to the country’s large Arab minority and fail to protect them.

By BERNARD EDINGER
18/05/2017
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