‘Spreading like poison’: flurry of antisemitic acts alarms France

5472Source: The Guardian

By  in Paris

French police are investigating a spate of antisemitic acts in Paris and the surrounding area in the past few days, as the government announced a 74% rise in the number of antisemitic incidents last year.

In separate incidents in recent days, swastikas were drawn on Paris postboxes bearing portraits of the late politician and Holocaust survivor Simone Veil. The word Juden (German for Jews) was sprayed on the window of a bagel bakery on the Île Saint-Louis in the heart of the capital.

The French government’s special representative on racism, antisemitism and discrimination said the graffiti was sickening.

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Categories: Anti-Semitism, Europe, France

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