French presidential candidate Francois Hollande has honored Jews who were deported during the Holocaust
and expressed concern about Iranian threats toward Israel.
Hollande visited a memorial and museum to the Holocaust in Paris on Sunday and praised its work as crucial “for Jews and for humanity.”
Some 76,000 Jews were deported from Nazi-occupied France to concentration camps, and the overwhelming majority never returned.
Hollande said Iranian threats against Israel “disturb me,” but gave no indication of what his policy toward Iran
Hollande, a Socialist, tops polls ahead of a May 6 runoff against conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy. Sarkozy has worked to improve French relations with Israel
and taken a hard line against Iran.