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Michel Gurfinkiel

Michel Gurfinkiel is the Founder and President of the Jean-Jacques Rousseau Institute, a conservative think-thank in France, and a Shillman/Ginsburg Fellow at Middle East Forum.
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1915-2015: Comparing a Century of Barbarity with ‘Nakba’

Friday, April 24th, 2015 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

In the Middle East, the main victims were Christians and Jews.

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The Conservative Lessons of Sarkozy’s Victory

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Look to France to see how conservatives can win elections.

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Obama’s Blunder, and the Cotton Letter

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

The letter was written because Obama inadvertently made clear he had already surrendered to Iran.

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France’s Moment of Truth

Friday, January 16th, 2015 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Historically, politically, and economically, France stands on a precipice.

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Will Even Oman Now Face Turmoil?

Monday, December 8th, 2014 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

With the sultan terminally ill with no children, the quietest country in the Middle East faces a succession crisis.

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A Pyrrhic Palestinian Victory in France

Friday, December 5th, 2014 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Pollsters say the left-wing National Assembly that recognized Palestine is already dead. More: France to Pay Reparations to Thousands of Holocaust Survivors Transported by State Rail System

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Red-Green Sweden Recognizes Palestine as ‘State’

Friday, October 10th, 2014 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

A nasty move from the increasingly nutty left-wing of Sweden's government.

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Global Anti-Western Agitprop?

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Eurasia Review, a global information site, aggregates a range of anti-American writings.

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Barbier, Beelzebuth, and Anti-Semitism: The French Socialists’ Conundrum

Monday, August 11th, 2014 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

The French socialists need Muslims to win elections. Some are prepared to overlook or condone their virulent anti-Semitism.

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France Starting to Reckon with Its History of Anti-Semitism?

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Did Marine Le Pen, the leader of the French National Front party, cross a family Rubicon?

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Can Valls Deliver?

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Can a Napoleonic prime minister salvage France – and the French Left?

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Is France Going National-Socialist?

Monday, February 17th, 2014 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

A sinister trend breaks into the limelight.

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Francois Hollande’s Gayetgate in Perspective

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

The French don’t care much about the Hollande-Gayet scandal because they don’t care about marriage and family values anymore.

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Exodus: Migration of Jews Out of France Begins

Sunday, October 20th, 2013 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Will they head to Israel, or North America?

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Francois Hollande Misreads France’s Thoughts on Syria

Friday, September 13th, 2013 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Despite a two-century history with Syria, French citizens have little interest in joining Obama against Assad.

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The France/Jihadist Critical Mass

Monday, June 3rd, 2013 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

A sizable and growing part of France is in a state of virtual secession, if not virtual civil war.

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Will Scandals Drown Democracy in France?

Sunday, May 5th, 2013 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Not unlikely.

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Now, a French Spring?

Thursday, April 25th, 2013 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Is France poised for a revolution?

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Francois Hollande Praises Anti-Semitic Writer

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

He gives an honor generally reserved for the military to the vitriolic Stephane Hessel.

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Gun Control: It’s the Software, Stupid, Not the Hardware

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

After Newtown, the case for gun control seems irresistible. Except that facts, worldwide, do not validate it.

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France Waking Up to Its Anti-Semitism?

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Socialist François Hollande is showing support to French Jews. But they are still considering leaving.

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First Amendment, French Style

Sunday, November 4th, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Some French media don’t even care to report about Romney’s campaign. And they think they know about press freedom.

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No Future in France: Dire Times for French Jews

Sunday, August 12th, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

The Toulouse massacre did not bring French anti-Semitism to a halt. It actually increased.

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While France Vacations, Francois Hollande Lowers Expectations

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Until September 2, half the country will be disconnected from work or business.

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France Wants Israel to Recognize ‘Green Line’ — Yet France Does Not

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

You first.

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