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.
November 8, 2011 1:38pm
French President Nicolas Sarkozy called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “a liar” in a private conversation with President Obama.
November 1, 2011 1:37pm
French Jewish groups said they feel betrayed by their country’s vote in favor of extending UNESCO membership to the Palestinians.
September 14, 2011 3:26pm
A made-in-France iPhone app called “Jew or Not Jew?” was removed from the French app store, its creator, Johann Levy, told JTA.
September 4, 2011 12:38pm
Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn received a mixed welcome in his return to Paris after sexual assault charges were dropped in New York.
May 19, 2011 1:46pm
Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned as managing director of the International Monetary Fund following his arrest and imprisonment on charges of sexual assault.
May 19, 2011 1:16pm
The Cannes Film Festival sanctioned director Lars von Trier for his expressions of sympathy for Hitler and Nazis.
May 17, 2011 3:40pm
The arrest of Dominque Strauss-Kahn in New York on sexual assault charges represents a particularly harsh blow for many in France’s Jewish community.
May 10, 2011 8:53am
Jewish and Muslim leaders in several European countries are joining to denounce the rise of far-right extremist groups in their countries.
April 24, 2011 3:54pm
France is actively considering recognizing a Palestinian state, along with other European neighbors.
April 11, 2011 5:03pm
A 21-year-old student was severely beaten near his synagogue in southern France after acknowledging to his attackers that he was Jewish.