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  • Israel summons South African envoy over product labeling

    Israel’s Foreign Ministry summoned the South African ambassador to Israel over the publication of a notice announcing a ban on labeling as Israeli products that originate from the West Bank.

  • Denmark follows South Africa in allowing special labels for settlement goods

    Denmark’s foreign minister said he plans to allow supermarkets to place a special label on goods originating from West Bank settlements.

  • Sarkozy won strong Jewish backing

    How did Nicolas Sarkozy win more support than any right-wing candidate in France since Charles de Gaulle? By cutting right-wing extremist Jean-Marie Le Pen down to size and staunchly fighting anti-Semitism.

  • Sarkozy to focus on domestic front

    Optimistic and celebratory, Jewish groups were quick to offer congratulations to Nicolas Sarkozy after his victory in French presidential elections.

  • French hopefuls have eyes on Israel

    Israel’s Independence Day celebration offered a golden opportunity for advisers to French presidential candidates to emphasize their sympathy toward Israel, and no one was going to miss out.

  • Photos expose gallery’s Nazi past

    A photo exhibit in a Paris gallery reveals how the building itself housed a work camp for Jews that eventually would be sent to their deaths.

  • Le Pen faces political end

    His poor turnout in France’s elections may mean the end of the road for far-right leader Jean Marie Le Pen, or at least of his ambitions to be president.

  • Sarkozy, Royal headed for runoff

    Nicolas Sarkozy, the apparent favorite in the Jewish community, will face Segolene Royal in a May runoff following presidential elections that saw a massive turnout in France.

  • Chirac’s complex legacy

    As he prepares to exit the political stage, French President Jacques Chirac leaves a legacy as a staunch fighter against anti-Semitism with a complex diplomatic record regarding Israel and its Arab neighbors.

  • French Jews favor conservative

    For many French Jews, Nicolas Sarkozy represents a new breed of politician: He’s aggressive and outspoken, never short of words, likes to hang out with celebrities and doesn’t hide his taste for the good life.