Arrest of presidential contender shakes France’s Jews

19.05.2011                      15.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 30 des Omer

Frankreich:

Arrest of presidential contender shakes France’s Jews

Strauss-Kahn has been outspoken about his Jewish identity in a country where politicians typically are mum about their religion.

Shock waves continue to ripple throughout France as Dominique Strauss-Kahn, considered the likely Socialist Party candidate to challenge President Nicolas Sarkozy in French presidential elections next year, remains in a New York City jail on charges of sexual assault.
Saturday's arrest of Strauss-Kahn appears to significantly change the political playing field in France, as some recent polls had showed that the 62-year-old head of the International Monetary Fund was the most popular among those considered to be possible presidential contenders….