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French Jewish Leader Slams Comparison of Burkini Ban, Holocaust

In his first public statement about France’s debate over the burkini, the leader of the country’s Jewish communities condemned a politician’s likening of the ban on the Muslim garb to persecutions against French Jews. Read more

Top French Court Makes Initial Ruling To Suspend Burkini Ban

France’s highest administrative court on Friday suspended a ban on full-body burkini swimsuits that has outraged Muslims and opened divisions within the government, pending a definitive ruling. Read more

Paris Rabbi Defends Controversial Burkini Ban

A senior Paris rabbi defended a string of controversial municipal bans in France on wearing the full-body swimsuit known as a burkini in public. Read more