The Sunday View: who is the real Eric Zemmour?
He’s provocative. He wants to ban non-French names like Mohammed.
The French chief rabbi says he’s an antisemite.
Yet Eric Zemmour has come, seemingly out of nowhere, to become a lead candidate for president of France, one of the world’s richest countries and a major nuclear power.
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Can he actually win?
We examine the case of France’s far-right, Jewish-born presidential candidate Eric Zemmour in the Sunday View, a short documentary series from the Jewish News.
He might have built a brand for himself around anger and hostility towards immigrants, especially Muslims. He says there’s a need for a “reconquest”, a deliberate reference to the Spanish inquisition.
But his opponents say that doesn’t tally with his background.
Watch the episode now at the top of this page or listen as a podcast below.