Marine Le Pen strives to rebrand Front National as Jewish defence party

Marine Le Pen promises Front National will be defender of Jews on campaign trail

The Front National Leader has been attempting to rebrand her party for years

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Marine Le Pen is attempting to reposition her Front National party as a defender of Jewish people. 

In the latest move as part of a wider rebrand, the New York Times is reporting Le Pen has positioned her party to be a champion for Jews in France.

However critics suggest this is a cynical means of justifying the party's agenda of suppressing Islamist fundamentalism by backing another minority. 

The Front National has long been associated with anti-Semitism. Its founder - Jean Marie Le Pen - was known for anti-Semitic outbursts, including one where he labelled the Holocaust a mere detail in history. 

Ever since she took over the party from her father in 2011, Marine Le Pen has attempted to clean out the party and remove its reputation for anti-Semitism. 

The French election is due to come to a head at the end of April and finish in early May.