FRENCH PRESS REVIEW - 07/12/12: The long-running saga over a steel plant in northern France – Florange - is continuing to get a lot of attention in the French press. Le Figaro wonders if Industrial Recovery Minister Arnaud Montebourg could be the big winner in the end. Meanwhile, Le Monde has a scathing editorial about French prisons.
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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...