France – CRIF Leader Concerned with Hollande’s Victory

Richard Prasquier, president of the CRIF umbrella group of French Jewry, told  reporters Monday in New York that he was concerned that Hollande’s election  would lead to a rise in the anti-Israel left. “We know that some of the parties who are supposed to be partners of the  coalition in favor of Francois Hollande are not friends of Israel. The part they  will play we will see,” he said, according to the Jewish Press. More than 92 percent of French nationals who voted in Sunday’s election at  the French Embassy in Tel Aviv cast their ballot for Sarkozy, the center-left  candidate, according to reports. Israeli President Shimon Peres congratulated Hollande on his victory. – JTA

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