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  • ‘Good Jew’ hashtag is third most popular on French Twitter

    10/15/2012 5:12:05 PM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    JTA ^ | 10-15-12
    A French nonprofit said it was considering making complaints against some Twitter users following an explosion of French-language anti-Semitic messages. SOS Racisme, a Paris-based anti-discrimination organization, made the statement on its website after the phrase UnBonJuif on Oct. 10 became the third most popular hashtag among French Twitter users. Literally meaning “a good Jew,” it served thousands of Twitter users to enter what the French daily Le Monde termed “a competition of anti-Semitic jokes.” One Twitter account registered to the username “Marcel Leblanc” posted a picture of an emaciated Jewish woman taken in a Nazi concentration camp as his or...
  • France to Donate 10 Million Euros to PA

    10/15/2012 12:16:22 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/10/12
    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and France's general consul in Jerusalem signed an agreement, Sunday, under which the government in Paris will contribute 10 million Euros to the PA budget. The two sides said, in a joint announcement, that the agreement "reflects a French decision to contribute to a solution of the economic crisis..."
  • French prosecutors appeal as gang rapists get off lightly

    10/13/2012 6:46:07 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 15 replies
    The Local (France) ^ | 12 Oct 2012 16:29 GMT+02:00
    French prosecutors said Friday they will appeal the acquittals and light sentences handed down to 14 men accused of repeatedly gang-raping two teenage girls in a run-down Paris suburb. The court decision on Wednesday sparked widespread outrage in France, with one feminist group saying it sent a "catastrophic message" that rape is permissible. Ten men were acquitted in the case while four defendants were handed down sentences ranging from one year in prison to three years suspended for raping one victim, identified only as Nina, now aged 29. Prosecutors had called for eight of the accused to be given sentences...
  • Bypassing Israel, French capital endorses unprecedented agreement with ‘East Jerusalem’

    10/12/2012 9:55:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | October 4, 2012, 12:28 pm | Elhanan Miller
    France’s most populous administrative zone, encompassing the capital Paris, has signed a cooperation agreement with the Palestinian district of Jerusalem, a move organizers say is designed to send a “political message” of solidarity with the Palestinians and their aspirations for a future capital in the city. The French region described the agreement as the “first of its kind.” The decision is a blow to Israel’s claim that the eastern sector is part of its united capital. A spokesman for Israel’s Foreign Ministry said east Jerusalem “does not exist” as a separate entity and that the French council was “living in...
  • French Minister warns of hundreds of #savage jihadists

    10/11/2012 10:11:51 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | October 11, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Where are the voices of condemnation from leftwing rabbis, the political elites, the compromised Pastors, and media shills? French Minister Warns of “Hundreds” of Homegrown Islamist Terrorists Algemeiner, October 11, 2012 Following the arrest of a terror cell responsible for planning and executing a grenade attack on a Jewish store in Sarcelles, France, earlier this year, the country’s interior minister has spoken out regarding the threat that homegrown Islamist terrorists pose to all French citizens and French Jews in particular. “We know that there are dozens, even hundreds of individuals who are capable of organising themselves like the group that...
  • Francois Hollande 'shared' his mistress Valerie Trierweiler with Sarkozy minister

    10/11/2012 1:29:46 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10 Oct 2012
    Francois Hollande 'shared' his mistress Valerie Trierweiler with Sarkozy minister Francois Hollande "shared" his mistress Valerie Trierweiler with a minister from Nicolas Sarkozy's government in a Jules et Jim-style relationship, a new biography on France's first lady claims. La Frondeuse (The Troublemaker), claims that Miss Trierweiler, 47, had an affair with Patrick Devedjian, 68, a former economic recovery minister, in the early 2000s, but that the Socialist Mr Hollande, 58, muscled in when the Right-winger failed to commit himself further to the relationship. There followed a period "a bit like Jules et Jim," said the co-author Christophe Jakubyszyn, a close...
  • The "Marathon of the Bible" banned in Paris

    10/09/2012 5:39:00 PM PDT · by annalex · 10 replies ^ | October 7, 2012
    For eight years, at the initiative of Evangelical Protestant Churches of Paris-Ile de France and organized by the association A Bible Foyer, a "Marathon of the Bible" is held in Paris, Place de la Bastille. For four days and three nights, the Bible is read, discussed, prayed. A peaceful demonstration - I attended a part of this gathering here three or four years - is public and free. On September 30, the site of the event stated that the organizers had not received permission from the police headquarters for the rally scheduled for October 4 to 7. I received yesterday...
  • Radicalism Prompts Warnings in France

    10/08/2012 9:32:30 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | Oct. 8, 2012 | By MAÏA de la BAUME
    PARIS — Jewish and Muslim leaders here warned on Monday of rising anti-Semitism among young Muslims, two days after the police arrested 11 men and fatally shot one in raids in a handful of cities aimed at young radical French Muslims. President François Hollande met with Jewish and Muslim leaders on Sunday and promised tighter security at Jewish religious sites. He said that a new law would soon make it a crime to travel to militant training camps. “Nothing will be tolerated; nothing should happen,” Mr. Hollande said in a statement. “Any act, any remark will be prosecuted with the...
  • Business Fleeing France as 75% Income Tax Looms

    10/07/2012 5:36:46 PM PDT · by Snuph · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 07 Oct 2012
    A flood of top-end properties are hitting the market as businessmen seek to leave France before stiff tax hikes hit, real estate agents and financial advisors say. "It's nearly a general panic. Some 400 to 500 residences worth more than one million euros ($1.3 million) have come onto the Paris market," said managers at Daniel Feau, a real-estate broker that specialises in high-end property. Read more on Business Fleeing France as 75% Income Tax Looms Important: Do You Support Pres. Obama's Re-Election? Vote Here Now!
  • France boosts security at Jewish sites

    10/07/2012 4:48:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7 October 2012 | Last updated at 08:19 ET
    The French president has promised the Jewish community a major increase in security after police shot dead a man suspected of targeting a kosher shop. François Hollande said there would be "total mobilization of the state to fight all terrorist threats". A suspected radical Islamist, believed to have thrown a grenade at a kosher grocery in Paris last month, died in a raid in Strasbourg on Saturday. Hours later, blank bullets were fired outside a Paris synagogue. …
  • Op-Ed: France Bows to Islam

    10/07/2012 4:14:07 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/10/12 | Giulio Meotti
    After Hitler and Stalin, France bows to Islam. A new literary case easily explains what's going on in Paris. What eminent, now villified author Richard Millet has to say about it, talking to Meotti. The new French leftist government approved the mega project of the Islamic Emirate of Qatar to finance the disadvantaged suburbs, which are home to a significant number of France’s estimated 4-6 million Muslims. Is Paris on sale to the Gulf monarchies, which support - anywhere in the world - radical Islam and jihad? Qatar's $ 65 million objective is to peddle religious hatred and separation among...
  • 1 Dead, 11 Arrested in anti-Terror Sweep in France

    10/06/2012 4:54:54 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    Police carried out raids across France on Saturday after DNA on a grenade that exploded last month at a kosher grocery store led them to a suspected jihadist cell of young Frenchmen recently converted to Islam
  • EU preparing to ban gas imports from Iran

    10/06/2012 9:56:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 05 October 2012 | ( with Reuters)
    The European Union is poised to ban imports of Iranian gas into Europe as part of its efforts to ratchet up pressure on the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program. … The moves come as European governments and the United States are searching for new ways to pressure Tehran into scaling back its nuclear work after diplomacy foundered earlier this year. Tehran denies its work has any military intentions. …
  • The Free-Fall of Sergeant Magee January 3rd, 1943 Over Saint-Nazaire, France

    10/04/2012 6:12:35 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    Check Six ^ | Unknown
    The Free-Fall of Sergeant Magee January 3rd, 1943 Over Saint-Nazaire, France The war-torn skies over Europe were the scene of numerous acts of heroism, bravery, and courage. On a daily basis, men on both sides fought hard, wagering life and limb, in pursuit of the glory of their respective nations. In late 1942, the United States Army Air Forces had begun a campaign of daylight precision bombing raids over central Europe, determined to destroying the production and manufacturing infrastructure of the Third Reich. In September of 1942, ground elements of the 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) arrived and set up base...
  • Hollande's Insane Proposal: "Make Layoffs So Expensive For Companies That It's Not Worth It"

    10/04/2012 7:57:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    MISH'S Global Economic Trend Analysis ^ | 10/03/2012 | MIKE SHEDLOCK
    Unemployment in France touched 10.2% in April, a number last seen in 1999 according to data from Eurostat. click on chart for sharper image The question on newly-elected President Francois Hollande's mind is what to do about it. Economic Insanity  Hollande's layoff clampdown solution according to Labour Minister Michel Sapin is to "make layoffs so expensive for companies that it's not worth it." France's new Socialist government is planning to ramp up the cost of laying off workers for companies in the coming months, its labour minister said on Thursday after data showed the jobless rate hit the highest...
  • A Capitalist Revolt In Socialist France

    10/04/2012 7:26:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/04/2012 | Wolf Richter, Testosterone Pit
    The French government is trying to reign in its deficit by jacking up taxes, including the capital gains tax, which it wants to bring to the same level as the tax on income earned by the sweat of your brow—an old philosophical pillar of the French left. But an explosive essay published last Friday hit a nerve with entrepreneurs, venture capital investors, artisans, and mom-and-pop business owners. And their anger, which spread across the social media, the papers, and finally TV news, turned into an open revolt. The trigger was an editorial in La Tribune by John-David Chamboredon, Executive President...
  • FBI Seeks Assistance in Locating Wanted Fugitive Ahmad Abousamra

    10/04/2012 12:41:54 AM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    FBI - Boston - Press Release ^ | October 3, 2012 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: FBI Seeks Assistance in Locating Wanted Fugitive Ahmad Abousamra $50,000 Reward is Being Offered for Information Leading to His Arrest FBI Boston October 03, 2012 BOSTON—FBI Boston Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers announced today that the FBI is seeking the public’s assistance to locate wanted terrorist Ahmad Abousamra, a U.S. citizen from Mansfield, Massachusetts who left the United States in 2006. He may be living in Aleppo, Syria, with his wife, at least one child (a daughter), and extended family. A reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for information...
  • Three young Jews severely attacked by Muslim mob in France

    10/03/2012 9:25:49 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | October 2, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Obama say, "respect it!" Islamic Jew-hatred -- it's in the quran. Holy evil. The article is written in enemedia speak -- "immigrant," "north African," "Asian," and "youth" are all euphemisms for "muslim." Where is the worldwide outcry? No, only my ads elicit that kind of condemnation. Three young Jews wearing skullcaps severely attacked in France EJP LYON (EJP)---Three young Jews wearing skullcaps have been severely attacked Saturday night in Villeurbanne, near Lyon, by ten people, described as being of North-African origin, who beat them with hammers and iron bars, an act denounced as "extremely serious" by French Interior Minister Manuel...
  • Thousands protest against French austerity budget

    10/02/2012 12:00:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 01.10.12 @ 09:51 (October 1) | Benjamin Fox
    French President François Hollande faced his first serious public backlash after up to 50,000 lined the streets of Paris on Sunday (30 September) in protest against his €37 billion austerity budget. Organizers of the event, which brought together around 60 left-wing groups, claimed that 50,000 protesters took to the streets to denounce the cuts program. "Today is the day the French people launch a movement against the politics of austerity," said the Front de Gauche president, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who finished fourth in the Presidential elections. …
  • France to cover 100 percent of abortion costs

    10/01/2012 4:07:09 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 20 replies ^ | 10/1/12 | Staff
    France on Monday unveiled a package of reforms designed to increase access to abortion, including 100 percent reimbursement of medical costs by the state social security system. At present French women are only able to claim back between 70 and 80 percent of the costs, which average between 200 and 450 euros depending on whether the abortion is induced by medication taken at home or carried out by surgical procedure in a clinic. The change to full reimbursement was included in the 2013 social security budget unveiled on Monday. In a statement the government said the move was "necessary to...