The president of the CRIF umbrella organisation of French Jews, Francis Kalifat, has called on the community to reject extremist candidates in the French presidential election, the first round of which is taking place on Sunday.
In a video broadcast on CRIF’s website , Kalifat said that «all Jews must vote».
« Vote with your soul and your conscience for the candidate of your choice but vote against the extremes. »
While not naming the candidates of the far-right and far-left, respectively, Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Kalifat told Jewish voters, « the future of France and the Jewish community is in your hands. Do your civic duty. »Friday, April 21, 2017