Sarkozy, Le monde juif et Israël

Sarkozy, the Jewish world and Israel

The new book by Ambassador Eytan traces the long and fascinating road of the French President Nicolas Sarkozy since his childhood and focuses on the unknown aspects of his Jewish origins. The book investigates political relations between France and Israel and compares the policy of Sarkozy with his predecessors. Freddy Eytan explains the change of French policy in the Middle East and how Nicolas Sarkozy played a crucial role in political decisions, faced with threats Nuclear Iran, terrorism and the new wave of anti-Semitism. Using supporting documents, Eytan draws portraits of key players in Paris and Jerusalem. It is the first book on the matter published in France and in French.


About Amb. Freddy Eytan

Amb. Freddy Eytan, a former Foreign Ministry senior advisor who served in Israel’s embassies in Paris and Brussels, was Israel’s first Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. He was also the spokesman of the Israeli delegation in the peace process with the Palestinians. Since 2007, he heads the Israel-Europe Project at the Jerusalem Center, which focuses on analyzing Israeli relations with the countries of Europe and seeks to develop ties and avenues of bilateral cooperation. He is also the director of Le Cape, the Jerusalem Center website in French. Amb. Eytan has written 20 books about the Israeli-Arab conflict and the policy of France in the Middle East, including La Poudriere (The Powder Keg) and Le double jeu (the Double Game). He has also published biographies of Shimon Peres, Ariel Sharon, Benjamin Netanyahu, and a book, The 18 Who Built Israel.