Michel Gurfinkiel

Michel Gurfinkiel is the founder and president of the Jean-Jacques Rousseau Institute, a conservative think-tank in France, and a Shillman/Ginsburg Fellow at the Middle East Forum. His “You Only Live Twice,” on the contemporary situation of European Jews, appeared in Mosaic in August 2013.

Jerusalem Is and Always Will Be Treated as a "Special" Case

Whatever international law says, or doesn’t say, it will never be applied fairly and consistently to the status of Jerusalem.

July 31 2019 12:01AM

The Mirage of an International Jerusalem

How the idea of Jerusalem’s status as an “international city” became embedded in countless UN resolutions and foreign policies, and why it is utterly baseless.

July 8 2019 12:01AM

A Captivating Tour of Jewish Life at the Moment before the Holocaust and Israel

Translated into English for the first time, The Wandering Jew Has Arrived captures the breadth of Jewish life from London to Eastern Europe to Palestine just before it all changed.

Aug. 16 2017 12:01AM

Why, Really, French Jews Are Leaving France

They’re not willing to sacrifice their Jewish identity in exchange for their security as individuals.

Oct. 22 2015 12:01AM

The Ferment that Feeds Anti-Semitism in France

A mix of the far-left, the far-right, radical Islam, and a dysfunctional political class.

Oct. 12 2014 9:07PM

The Next Aliyah

Replying to his respondents, Michel Gurfinkiel assesses the destiny of Europe's Jews.

Aug. 27 2013 10:51PM

You Only Live Twice

Vibrant Jewish communities were reborn in Europe after the Holocaust. Is there a future for them in the 21st century?

Aug. 5 2013 12:01AM