A hardliner who's married to a Jewish woman and has called anti-Zionism a form of anti-Semitism, the French prime minister's candidacy has changed the race for many Jews.
A statement released on Tuesday called on lawmakers to condemn white nationalist groups and asked citizens to be vigilant.
Fire and security officials investigating the blazes have been more hesitant about drawing conclusions than the political leadership.
In largely unobservant Greece and Turkey, subsidized Israel trips for Jewish women offer a rare opportunity to connect to the Jewish state.
Some 150 guests will fete the celebrated actor, director, writer and philanthropist at a tea party in Beverly Hills.