Tag: France

French Jews urged to rally over UNESCO resolutions

The main Jewish groups in France urged members to rally in front of the headquarters of the country’s Foreign Ministry to protest its failure to oppose UN resolutions that ignore Jewish ties to Jerusalem, JTA reported on Thursday. On Wednesday, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee passed a resolution denying the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. On October […]

François Hollande: France has ‘a problem with Islam’

The French president, François Hollande, has said his country has “a problem with Islam” and that there are too many illegal migrants arriving in France.   He also suggested that today’s “veiled woman” could become a Marianne, the female symbol of the French republic, and attacked his rival Nicolas Sarkozy as “the little De Gaulle”. […]

France bans the use of plastic crockery and cutlery to aid battle against climate change

lastic crockery and cutlery is to be banned in France unless it is made from biologically sourced materials.   The law comes into force in 2020. It is part of a French environmental initiative called the Energy Transition for Green Growth, part of a package aimed at tackling climate change.   But, the Independent reported, the […]

Anxious summer as terror-hit France looks over its shoulder

With every new terror attack, French citizens stoically declare that “life goes on”, but despite this show of defiance, a creeping anxiety has taken hold of society.   Outwardly, the French summer is in full swing, restaurant and bar terraces — targeted in a November attack on Paris — are packed and vibrant, beaches are […]

French President Francois Hollande: Trumps Excesses Make You Want To Retch

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday reprimanded the “excesses” of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling his statements “sickening.””His excesses make you want to retch, even in the United States, especially when — as was Donald Trumps case — he speaks ill of a soldier, of the memory of a soldier,” Hollande told journalists at […]

France churches host Muslims for Mass in show of solidarity

Muslims across France have attended Catholic Mass in a gesture of solidarity after the murder of a priest on Tuesday. Two 19-year-olds, Adel Kermiche and Abdel Malik Petitjean, carried out the attack before police shot both of them dead.   Read More: France churches host Muslims for Mass in show of solidarity – BBC News

Pope’s trip to Poland overshadowed by killing of French priest

KRAKOW, Poland – Pope Francis will start his first trip to Poland on Wednesday to preside at an international Catholic youth jamboree, a usually joyous event that has been dampened by the murder of a Catholic priest in France.   News that suspected Islamist militants interrupted a church service in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen, forced 85-year-old […]

Normandy church attack: France fears religious war after symbolic killing of Catholic priest

France’s political leaders have expressed fears of a religious war, after the murder of a Catholic priest marked a grim new direction for jihadi terrorism in the country.   Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the intention of the highly symbolic murder was to “provoke a war of religion in France”.   On Wednesday morning, President Francois […]

‘Bloody massacres’: Syria appeals to UN after French & US airstrikes ‘kill over 140 civilians’

Syria is demanding the UN take action after it says French war planes killed more than 120 civilians during airstrikes on Tuesday near the Turkish-Syrian border. The deaths came just a day after US air assaults killed a further 20 people in Manbij. The Syrian Foreign Ministry sent letters to the UN secretary general and […]

Baton Rouge, Nice, Dallas, Orlando – A Dark And Distressing Time Has Descended Upon The Civilized World

Does it not seem as though events are starting to accelerate significantly?  Since I warned that something “had shifted” and that things had “suddenly become more serious“, we have seen the worst mass shooting in U.S. history in Orlando, we have seen the massacre of five police officers in Dallas, we have seen the horrifying […]