Keyword: Anti-Semitism

The hate crimes stoking Jew-Muslim tensions in France

What the French interior ministry calls a 'proccupying' rise in anti-Semitic acts since 2016 appears to be prompting a flight of Jews from some areas around Paris with a predominently Muslim population, while Muslim representatives say talk of a 'new anti-Semitism' is a nonsense that ignores Islamophobia among Jewish communities. 

Open letter linking Islam to anti-Semitism sparks backlash in France

Signed by prominent figures, it drew a link between anti-Semitism and Islam, blaming Islamist radicalisation for a 'quiet ethnic purge' of Jews.

Jewish brothers wearing kippahs assaulted in Paris suburb

A police investigation has been opened into the attack on the two brothers, aged 29 and 17, who said they were assaulted as they drove through Bondy, east of Paris, by two men in a van who were soon joined by others, one wielding a metal saw, and which left them both hospitalised.

Anti-Semite French comic Dieudonné given jail sentence in Belgium

Stand-up comic Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala, who has been previously prosecuted in France for anti-Semitic speech during his shows, was handed a two-month jail sentence and a fine by a Belgian appeals court for anti-Semitic comments during a performance in the country.

French Jewish leaders argue over skullcap advice after machete attack

Leader of the Jewish community in Marseille advises removing skullcap to avoid anti-Semitic violence, while France's chief rabbi disagreed.

Jewish teacher wounded in machete attack in Marseille

The 35-year-old suffered hand and back wounds in what police said was a 'clearly anti-Semitic act' close to the city's Franco-Hebraic Institute.

Anti-Semite comedian Dieudonné loses European rights court appeal

Human rights court upholds hate crime conviction in France after show with Holocaust denier and an actor dressed as concentration camp inmate.

Madonna attacks intolerance in France and rest of Europe

Singer tells French radio that 'antisemitism is at an all-time high' and that continent - including France - ‘feels like Nazi Germany’.

Paris Jews urged to move to town in central France to escape anti-Semitism

The head of the Jewish Consistoire in Limoges says his 'warm and lovely community' is better choice than Israel for Paris Jews fleeing anti-Semitism.

European rights tsar slams France over 'rising' discrimination

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The Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, on Tuesday released a report entitled ‘France: persistent discrimination endangers human rights’. The Latvian appears largely unimpressed with what he saw during a fact-finding mission to France last October, and denounces increasing anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim acts and racism in general, homophobia, a rise in "hate speech", the poor treatment of asylum seekers and the “social exclusion and marginalisation of persons with disabilities”. Carine Fouteau reports on the Commissioner’s conclusions.

Israeli report finds anti-Semitism in France doubled in 2014

The year-on-year rise of anti-Semitism and violence against Jews in France was a new record according to the Israeli diaspora affairs ministry.

The surge of anti-Semitism in a Paris suburb once a model of co-existence

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Earlier this month, the south-east Paris suburb of Créteil became a symbol of the sharp recent rise in anti-Semitic crimes committed in France when a young Jewish couple were the target of a vicious attack by three armed men who had come to rob them because, the assailants explained after their arrest, they were Jewish and therefore rich. The arrested men, who repeatedly raped the young woman victim during the robbery, are also suspected of being behind the beating-up of an elderly Jewish man at his home just weeks earlier. Lucie Delaporte reports from Créteil, where over several weeks, before and after the attack on the young couple, she interviewed members of the Jewish community who spoke candidly of their fears of anti-Semitic violence and why they believe it has become rampant in a suburb once regarded as a model of co-existence between religious and ethnic groups. 

France promises to fight anti-Semitism after attack

Interior minister told rally held to protest against attack on Jewish couple that combating anti-Semetic acts would be a 'national cause'.

French opinion study finds anti-Semitism rife among Front National supporters

The poll found 53% of the party's sympathisers were against a Jewish president, and 22% would actively avoid living beside Jewish neighbours. 

'French society now indifferent to anti-Semitic acts', says chief rabbi

Haim Korsiasaid France's Jewish population was struck by a new 'sense of indifference' in society shown during recent anti-Semitic incidents.