The head of France’s main Jewish umbrella group, the CRIF, denied on Wednesday that his organisation had veered to the right, but some within CRIF are questioning this after recent controversial events.
As both Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Mirhossein Mousavi claimed victory in Friday's presidential election, Iranian journalist Kaveh Mohseni, based in France, told FRANCE 24 that the two candidates had been carefully selected by the regime.
Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu arrived at the White House for first talks with US President Barack Obama as discord over Iran's nuclear programme and a two-state solution to Mideast peace tests ties between the allies.
With a surprise 19% of the votes for his manifesto as a Socialist would-be leader, Benoît Hamon, (41), who represents factions to the left of the party, is the latest face on the French political scene. He will play a key role in Reims.