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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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Not Over Yet: Francois Hollande Faces National Assembly Elections

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

What if the new socialist president of France does not win them next month?

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France: A Referendum on National Identity

Friday, May 4th, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Choosing a fate.

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France’s Fate: Socialist François Hollande Leads Presidential Election

Monday, April 23rd, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

But Marine Le Pen looks to be the real winner, and Nicolas Sarkozy is not done yet.

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Meet Azawad, Africa’s Newest Country

Thursday, April 12th, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

A secular Berber, pro-Western nation in the middle of the Sahara.

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The Jihad in France

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Mohammed Merah is suspected of killing seven people in eight days, including three Jewish children.

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France’s Election 2012: Secret Dealings Afoot?

Thursday, February 16th, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Do Nicolas Sarkozy and socialist challenger François Hollande have an understanding?

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Why Wasn’t France Downgraded Sooner?

Saturday, January 28th, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Everybody with a brain knew that France was broke. Nobody paid attention.

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France Has Second Thoughts About the Euro

Saturday, December 10th, 2011 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Public opinion in favor of the currency drops dramatically. Also read: Euro Deal Leaves Britain in Splendid Isolation

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The 94-Year-Old Frenchman Behind ‘Occupy’

Sunday, December 4th, 2011 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Stephane Fredric Hessel's best-selling brochure helped launch the movement.

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Somalia, Palestine, and France: Ghost Countries for Ghost Countries

Saturday, November 12th, 2011 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Ex-state Somalia gets to vote for non-state Palestine at UNESCO. So does declining state France.

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More Trouble in France: Mayotte Riots

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

The Muslim island is rioting for more French welfare. Lots more.

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The Fall of the French Senate

Saturday, October 8th, 2011 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Another defeat for Sarkozy. And maybe the last good reason to vote for him in 2012.

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Sarkozy, Palestine, and the 2012 Presidential Election

Saturday, September 24th, 2011 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Did the French president lose his bid for reelection this week at the UN?

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The Lynching of Netanyahu, Oren, and Israel

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

The Obama administration's decision to treat an ally like a rogue state seems to have backfired.

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Baroness Tonge: Anti-Semitism in the House of Lords

Friday, March 12th, 2010 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

A member gets booted from her position after calling for an investigation into IDF organ trafficking in Haiti. Really.

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Gaza: A Matter of Proportion

Thursday, January 1st, 2009 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

A noted French intellectual registers profound disappointment with President Nicolas Sarkozy's reaction to the Gaza situation.

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