French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s first grandson, Solal, was circumcised according to Jewish tradition. Solal, the son of Jean Sarkozy and Jessica Sebaoun, was born January 13 in the western Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine. "It happened like all circumcisions, with a rabbi and a mohel," Jean Balkany, the president’s friend, who was present at the brit for Solal, told Jewish radio Radio J.
President Sarkozy did not attend the brit, apparently because of work-related obligations, but Balkany said the president’s entire family was present, including his parents and brother. Jessica Sebaoun is "a very observant Sephardic" Jew and the French president "sees no problem with that," said Balkany, a member of the French parliament and mayor of Levallois-Perret, a town northwest of Paris.
And to think I missed it when first reported.
(Kippah tip: CR)