''The war against Islamism is going to be a long one and the threat is still present,'' said Francis Kalifat at the 32nd annual political dinner of CRIF, the umbrella representative group of French Jewish institutions.
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday decried anti-Semitism, calling recent threats against Jewish community centers “horrible” and a “reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil.”
During his joint news conference with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, US President Donald Trump responded to an Israeli reporter's question about the sharp rise of anti-semitic incidents across the United States since his election and what he would say to allegations that his administration “is playing with xenophobia and maybe racist tones.’’
Ilan (Alain) Greilsammer, Professor of political science at Bar Ilan University and expert on French politics says he is is very concerned by Marine le Pen’s remarks about banning all religious symbols including the kippah.
‘’I strongly reiterate that all Jewish institutions reject any contact with the National Front,’’ declared Francis Kalifat, head of CRIF, the representative umbrella group of Jewish institutions of France.