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Name  Jonathan-Simon Sellem

Role  Journalist
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Jonathan-Simon Sellem is a French-Israeli journalist and politician born on February 25, 1983. He now lives in Israel since 2006 and he obtained dual nationality French-Israeli the same year. He is the founder of the zionist news website JSSNews. He was elected as "conseiller consulaire" in 2014.


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After having presented the TV News for 3 years for the TFJ television channel and working for Actualité Juive and several other French medias, in 2006 he moved to Israel. He wrote the Plaidoyer contre la désinformation (Advocacy against misinformation) during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon Conflict and denounced the French media’s propaganda against Israel.

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He also worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs when he arrived in Jerusalem. In 2008 he created JSSNews, an Israeli French speaking webzine specializing in news about Israel, Middle East, Zionism and the Jewish world.

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The 13 January 2013 he was invited to the National Convention of the CRIF and he gives a speech on "from anti-Zionism to anti-Semitism."

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On 20 February 2013, he officially declared his candidacy to become member of the Assembly of French Citizens Abroad, in the 8th district (including Israel, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Malta, San Marino and the Vatican). In announcing his candidacy, he said he wanted to fight that French citizens abroad are under-considered by the French political class and the media. French actress Véronique Genest supported him to the next election regarding the French citizens abroad. At the time, he received 15% of the French Israeli votes. Then, he concurred with the support of Liberal Democratic Party political party (center right).

In January 2014, he was elected as one of the 11 representatives of the French in Israel and in Palestinian territories, in the advisory "Conseil consulaire". In the election organized by the Embassy of France, more than 60,000 voters were asked to vote (representing 150,000 French living in Israel and in Palestinian territories). For this election, Jonathan-Simon Sellem was the head of the UMP-UDI list (right, center-right), which gained 1528 votes, 50.38%.

In November 2014, he was invited as speaker (by the Israeli Jewish Congress), in Washington DC, at the Jewish Federations of North America, General Assembly. He was invited to lecture about the rise of antisemitism in France and about the departure of French Jewish citizen to Israel.

On February 3, 2015, he was invited at The Algemeiner Gala in New-York City, to receive a prize as one of the 2014 Top-100 people influencing positively jewish life. In the same list one can find Elie Wiesel, Stephen Harper, Abraham Foxman, Alan Dershowitz, Alain Finkielkraut, Gal Gadot, and Mohamed Zoabi, William Kristol, Ron Dermer, Benjamin Netanyahu, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Narendra Modi.

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