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Latest update : 2011-02-15

Anti-Semitism in France under the spotlight

FRENCH PAPERS, Tues., 15/2/2011: An old French debate has reared its head: is there still a residue of anti-Semitism in France? Le Monde points out that the most popular Google searches for certain politicians like Dominique Strauss-Kahn and François Hollande is their name followed by the world “Jew”. What does this reveal about France’s subconscious?

 

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An old French debate has reared its head: is there still a residue of anti-Semitism in France? Le Monde points out that the most popular Google searches for certain politicians like Dominique Strauss-Kahn and François Hollande is their name followed by the world “Jew”. What does this reveal about France’s subconscious?
 
Links to some of the articles in today’s international press review:

Libération: Has the Right gone too far in saying Dominique Strauss Kahn “doesn’t represent traditional French people”
 
Le Monde: “‘Jew’: a very French search term”
 
Le Parisien: The Right has been too quick to criticize Dominique Strauss Kahn
 
France Soir: Jean-Luc Mélenchon debates Marine le Pen
 
Le Figaro and l’Humanité: Reforms to wealth tax in France

 

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