Tag: France

Abbas to meet Hollande to discuss French plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will meet French President Francois Hollande in Paris later this month to discuss France’s recent push to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.   Abbas will have an “important meeting” with Hollande to talk about “convening an international peace conference in accordance with the French initiative,” Palestinian Authority presidential spokesman Nabil Abu […]

Massive increase in French aliyah expected in 2016

Some 32,000 olim moved to Israel in 2015, double the number seen in recent years. From 2008 to 2013 the number of immigrants remained fairly stable between 13,000 and 17,000.Fears of increased terrorism abroad and rising anti-Semitism in Europe have fueled a significant uptick in Aliyah over the past few years. With high-profile attacks like the […]

French town installs ‘talking CCTV cameras’ to scare off litterbugs

One of the wealthiest towns on the Riviera with a crime rate close to zero has become France’s first municipality to install ‘talking’ CCTV cameras that tell off people for parking badly or dropping litter. The home of nobility and millionaires, Mandelieu-la-Napoule is best known for mimosa trees, topless sunbathers and A-list pool parties at […]

Brussels attack: London lights up in solidarity with the people of Belgium

London was lit up in the colours of the Belgian flag tonight as the capital came out in support of Brussels to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the brutal attacks on the city on 22 March. Tower Bridge, the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square and the famed arches of Wembley Stadium […]

Brussels airport attacks man in white revealed as Paris master bombmaker

One of the Brussels bombers left a suicide note telling how he was desperate to blow himself up because he did not want to go to prison like his friend, Paris bomber Salah Abdeslam, Belgiums chief prosecutor revealed today.Ibrahim El Bakraoui, who helped kill 14 people when he set off his suicide vest at Brussels […]

Belgian Police Name Man Suspected of Being Salah Abdeslam’s Accomplice

PARIS — The Belgian authorities on Monday identified a man suspected of being an accomplice of Salah Abdeslam, who was captured on Friday and charged with terrorist murder in the Paris attacks of Nov. 13. They had asked for the public’s help in finding him.   The man was identified as Najim Laachraoui, 24, a […]

Abbas to French envoy: Palestinian Authority contacting int’l parties about peace conference

The Palestinian leadership has already promoted to international parties the French plan to hold a multilateral conference on the conflict, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told French envoy Pierre Vimont in Ramallah on Tuesday.   Abbas added that the Palestinians are also talking with international parties about the ways to achieve a two state solution […]

Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam shot in Brussels and captured alive

‘It is not the final conclusion of this story because there have been arrests already and there will have to be more.   ‘We know the terrorists’ network was widespread in Belgium, France, and other countries in Europe, too.   ‘Until we have arrested all of those who took part, organised and financed the network […]

Erekat: Palestinians would lose most if French peace push failed

PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat said on Tuesday that there was no French initiative for peace in the Middle East, but only ideas for holding an international conference.   Erekat’s remarks came after he met in Ramallah with French envoy Pierre Vimont. The French emissary is scheduled to meet later with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud […]

Brexit Could Bring Calais ‘Jungle’ To Britain

The Calais “jungle” refugee camp could be relocated to Britain if the UK chooses to leave the European Union, according to France’s economy minister.   In an interview with the Financial Times, Emmanuel Macron warned that Brexit would threaten the bilateral relationship between the UK and France.   He said the Le Touquet Agreement, which […]