France’s Digital Tax Could Spark Trade War With U.S.

On July 11, the French Senate passed a 3% digital services tax on tech companies that generate revenue of more than 25 million euros in France and more than 750 million euros worldwide, which will affect U.S.-based companies such as Facebook and Amazon, reported Reuters. The Trump administration is investigating the tax and there are concerns […]

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Sarah Halimi’s murderer ‘unfit to stand trial’ due to marijuana

Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr.Shimon Samuels, expressed to French Minister of Justice, Nicole Belloubet, that he was “sickened at the reopened ruling of the investigating magistrate in the 66-year-old Sarah Halimi case, to treat her self-confessed murderer as ‘mentally unfit to stand trial due to his marijuana intoxication.’” Halimi was cruelly murdered […]

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Event featuring Jewish philosopher nixed amid fears of protests

Organizers canceled a conference at a Paris university featuring an address by Jewish philosopher Alain Finkielkraut following the threat of protests. “Security is our top priority and it’s preferable to take no risks,” organizers of the event at Sciences Po university wrote Tuesday. The conference on Europe’s future was to include other speakers, but they […]

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France’s Harsh Message to Israel

France demanded that Israel stop the freezing of tax revenues of the Palestinian Authority and transfer all the funds collected for the PA to Ramallah including the amounts paid by the PA to terrorists and their families. According to the report on Channel 12 News, the French demand received a clear response from Prime Minister […]

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