is a JTA Paris correspondent. She has written and worked for the Los Angeles Times and the Associated Press Paris bureaus, and is a regular contributor to The New Waver Quarterly, which covers French culture. Lauter is currently completing a master's thesis at Saint Denis University on the relationship between Jewish and Muslim youth in Parisian low-income suburbs, as well as a collection of true stories on a Jewish and Muslim mixed gang.
March 6, 2012 3:04pm
French Prime Minister Francois Fillon advised Muslims and Jews to forego ritual slaughter practices he deems un-modern, sparking controversy.
March 1, 2012 6:12pm
A Paris appeals court must review its acquittal of media watchdog Philippe Karsenty in the al-Dura Affair, France’s highest court ruled.
March 1, 2012 5:57pm
A Socialist politician in France and his partner said they were verbally assaulted by a group who shouted an anti-Semitic slur as well as support for the far-right National Front Party.
February 17, 2012 2:44pm
A Paris court upheld an earlier decision against far-right former presidential candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen for “contesting” the Holocaust.
February 12, 2012 7:45pm
French Jewish support for President Nicolas Sarkozy outpaces that of non-Jewish French, but with the country’s economy stumbling and some Jews less than thrilled with his record on the Middle East, he may not find the same kind of backing among Jews from when he ran in 2007.
February 9, 2012 3:03pm
Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and his parents met with French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the presidential palace in Paris.
February 2, 2012 4:08pm
A Jewish mother from France won the first step in an international custody battle against a Saudi prince, whom she claims has kidnapped her daughter.
January 12, 2012 2:05pm
The Green Party candidate for the French presidency has called for national holidays on Yom Kippur and the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
November 24, 2011 4:13pm
French President Nicolas Sarkozy met with leaders of the Jewish umbrella group CRIF to reassure them of his support for Israel.
November 13, 2011 10:52pm
UNESCO will postpone some of its programs and has called for emergency donations following the pullout of U.S. support, said the organization’s head.