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Latest update : 2014-07-22

2014-07-22 07:21 IN THE FRENCH PRESS

Fears of a spill-over of Israeli-Palestinian hostilities onto French soil, but will the big visit of faith leaders to the Elysée calm tensions?

Le Parisien interviews Jewish and Muslim leaders to find out whether the violence in recent pro-Palestinian protests is marginal, or represents a more fundamental tension between Jews and Muslims. 

Les Echos says the government is trying to re-establish a sense of balance, after President François Hollande was accused of being pro-Israel. 

Le Figaro reports on what it calls the national shock following the anti-Semitic attacks on shops and synagogues in recent days, saying the left and right for once, are agreed. 

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