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Anti-Immigrant Le Pen Finds Rising Jewish Support in France

French Jews’ growing support for the anti-immigration National Front was brought into focus after a community chief said Monday that the party’s leader Marine Le Pen was “beyond reproach.

Although the Jewish Council’s president, Roger Cukierman, said he didn’t share Le Pen’s “moral values” and that the National Front was a party to avoid, the remarks made waves. The comments come less than a month before local elections that may put Le Pen’s party in the top spot and about seven weeks after attacks in and near Paris by self-proclaimed Islamists claimed 17 lives, including four at a kosher grocery.