IN THE FRENCH PAPERS, Mon. 20/08/12: French papers focus on the government as summer recess comes to an end. François Hollande and his ministers have their work cut out for them, according to Le Parisien. Meanwhile, Interior Minister Manuel Valls defends the government's security policy. And Le Figaro says the race for the top job at the opposition UMP party has begun.
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2014-07-24 Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Alongside the increasingly bloody conflict in Gaza, a war of words and graphic images has broken out, with some arguing that Israel’s PR machine is breaking down.
2014-07-24 Gaza Strip
Big pro-Palestinian rallies unfold in Paris, posing a diplomatic conundrum for the Socialist Party, whose MPs took part – against the advice of party leaders.
A call for the Israeli army to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and in Europe the Daily Mail blames France and Germany for not reining in Russian President Vladimir Putin.
If the French public is supportive of a ban on Pro-Palestinian protests, it’s because of the potential for violence, and the rise in the number of anti-Semitic incidents.
2014-07-22 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17
Anger at the rising death toll in Gaza has prompted some to ask for a stop to graphic postings, while others fear censorship. And with Russia suporting the UN Security Council...