FRENCH PAPERS, Tues. 23/04/13: French papers react to the impending vote in Parliament to legalize gay marriage. Liberation says this is proof that progress is not dead. Right-wing politicians say they’ll repeal the law if they return to power. But Catholic paper La Croix points out that this would be tricky. Le Parisien says the first gay weddings could take place in June.
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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...