‘France organised this’: Macron denounces state role in Holocaust atrocity

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Speaking during a visit by the Israeli prime minister, Frenh president dismisses far right claims that the Vichy regime didn’t represent France

French President Emmanuel Macron has denounced France’s collaboration in the Holocaust, lashing out at those who negate or minimise the country’s role in sending tens of thousands of Jews to their deaths.

After he and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended a Holocaust commemoration, Macron also appealed for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Worried that Netanyahu is backing away from commitment to a two-state solution, Macron assailed Jewish settlement construction as a threat to international hopes for peace.

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