Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far right Front National party. (Rémi Noyon/Flickr)
French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen is attempting to win the favor of Israel lobby groups for her far-right Front National party.
According to the website of the pro-Israel group Europe-Israël, Le Pen told the founder of the European Jewish Parliament, a communal organization based in Brussels, that “anti-Semitism has no place in the Front National.”
Le Pen also reportedly told Ukrainian oligarch Vadim Rabinovich at their meeting in the French city of Strasbourg that “she would not accept Front National members who have anti-Semitic opinions” or “who support a boycott of Israel.”
The far-right leader reportedly characterized the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement in support of Palestinian rights as “racist.”
Le Pen’s conflation of anti-Semitism, of which her party…
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