Sundown: French Envoy Dismissed Over Stance

Plus oh Shelley Berkley, the BBC, and more

Sorry, Silbermann

Lost Books

Two-Family Home

The French ambassador to Israel’s distinctive residence in Jaffa tells the story of an unusual—and eventually ruptured—friendship between a Jewish Zionist architect and his Arab Muslim client

Agent Provocateur

French singer and icon Serge Gainsbourg—once reviled and now beloved—is the subject of Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life, the first feature film from Joann Sfar, creator of the Rabbi’s Cat comic book

Sundown: Iran and Qaeda in Cahoots?

Plus, Keret’s thin abode, Facebook won’t delete denial pages, and more

Mind Games

French Jews, confronting anti-Semitism in the wake of the Dreyfus Affair, created the figure of the intellectual. And now, arguing about Israel and Islam, they’re killing it.

Everybody Comes to Rick’s—Especially the Jews

Why a little part of Bastille Day and ‘La Marseillaise’ is also ours

Disorderly Conduct

The writer and critic Bernard Lazare, Dreyfus’ earliest defender, wed Zionism and anarchism to become one of France’s most famous polemicists and a political clairvoyant

Palestinians Reconsider U.N. Statehood Push

Change represents victory for Israel and, even more, Obama

Sundown: U.S. Bearish on French Talk

Plus, Bibi still rides by the J Street stop, and more

French Pamphlet to Be Published Stateside

‘Indignez-Vous!’ calls for Resistance-like action, has been accused of anti-Semitism

Did Obama Sway Europe to Israel’s Side?

Palestinians, seemingly turned off by U.N. vote, tentatively agree to peace talks

Force of Life

As the great French intellectual Simone Weil understood, modern life is all about work and war. Memorial Day and Labor Day, then, are perfect opportunities to take stock of our modern condition.

Sundown: Russia Played Iran

Plus, Mamet Agonistes, Korean Jews, and more

So, You’re A ‘French Intellectual,’ Eh?

The putrid DSK defenses prompt a closer look at les philosophes francais

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