Antisemitic Far-Right French Weekly ‘Rivarol’: ‘The Leaders Of The Jewish Community Support Islam And At The Same Time Demonize It, In Order To Maximize Their Profit’


Rivarol is a French far-right weekly newspaper founded in 1951, which bills itself as « The weekly of the national and European opposition. » The newspaper is named after the French royalist writer and satirist Antoine de Rivarol (1753-1801), who is also the source of the newspaper’s motto: « When the people lose their respect [for authority], they cease to obey. » The Rivarol website presents a history of the weekly in French, English, Italian, Swedish and Russian. The English version, titled « Rivarol, a Hearty Old Miracle, » states that the weekly is « dedicated to combatting humbug, disinformation and the socio-political establishment. » Sarcastically embracing the language of its opponents, the paper adds that « sixty years of unabashed ‘revisionism’ have failed to blunt the claws and the teeth of a team which… is constantly benefitting from the injection of new blood. » It states further that the extent of the threat Rivarol poses to the « anti-France constituency » is evident from the multiple lawsuits that have been brought against it in recent years by various organizations combatting racism and antisemitism, such as MRAP (Movement against Racism and for Friendship between Peoples), LICRA (International League Against Racism and Antisemitism), the Human Rights League of France, and others……islam-and-same