Conseil Representatif des Institutions Juives de France
| Conseil Représentatif des Institutions juives de France |
|Purpose/focus||Promote Jewish interests in France|
|Interests||Jewish affairs in France|
Conseil Représentatif des Institutions juives de France (Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions) is an umbrella organization of French Jewish organizations.
It opposes "antisemitism" and policies/people/events that it categorises as "antisemitic". It generally supports Zionist goals and the state of Israel, although CRIF denounced Israeli Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's 2004 characterization of antisemitism in France and his calls for all French Jews to emigrate to Israel.
On 20 November 2004, it accused the French government of failing to protect citizens from broadcasts by Hezbollah's al-Manar TV, which includes films that CRIF claims are antisemitic and incite Muslims to attack Jews. (Reuters-Haaretz) Al-Manar was blocked by the Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel as a result. CRIF has opposed the beatification of Pope Pius XII, stating that a majority of independent historians did not agree with the position that Pius worked ceaselessly to save Jews.
Presidents of Council of French Jewish Institutions
- Léon Meiss, 1944–1950
- Vidal Modiano, 1950–1969
- Ady Steg (b. 1925), 1970–1974
- Jean Rosenthal (1906–1993), 1974–1976
- Alain de Rothschild (1910–1982), 1976–1982
- Théo Klein (b. 1920), 1983–1989
- Jean Kahn (1929–2013), 1989–1995
- Henri Hajdenberg (b. 1947), 1995–2001
- Roger Cukierman (b. 1936), 2001–2007
- Richard Prasquier (b. 1945), 2007–2013
- Roger Cukierman (b. 1936), 2013–present