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Ajala, I. 2013, 'Muslims and foreign policy in France: A case-study of UOIF and the Palestinian issue', French Politics, Culture and Society, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 259-271.


European Muslim communities' views on foreign policy constitute a growing topic of research. This article presents a case study of the status of the Palestinian issue in France and focuses on one particular actor, namely the Union of Islamic Organizations of France (UOIF). The content analysis of several documents and press releases issued by the UOIF aims at characterizing how the UOIF frames the conflict and mobilizes on the issue. Then, the analysis replaces a range of actors, including the UOIF, in the context of the Israeli operation in Gaza, which took place between 27 December 2008 and 17 January 2009. The examination of press archives is meant to characterize different actors' behaviors, narratives and reactions to the crisis.



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