It’s time for the French to reassess the antisemitic reputation of its Marine Le Pen’s National Rally (RN) party, according to a top Jewish intellectual.

Alain Finkielkraut said he may eventually be forced to vote for the RN in response to rising antisemitism in France — a problem he says is related to mass migration. “The current situation is heartbreaking for French Jews,” he told Le Point.

The controversial intellectual argued that the party, which has antisemitic roots, can’t be marked forever with “the seal of xenophobic infamy”. It’s never too late for a rebrand.