Macron announces crackdown on anti-Semitism in France

_105729470_052456953Source: BBC News

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced new measures to tackle anti-Semitism, following a spate of attacks.

He told Jewish leaders that France would recognise anti-Zionism – the denial of Israel’s right to exist – as a form of anti-Semitism.

He also said parliament would vote on a new law to tackle hatred on the internet.

On Tuesday Mr Macron visited a Jewish cemetery near Strasbourg where graves were desecrated with Nazi symbols.

On the same day, thousands of people joined rallies across France in support of the Jewish community.

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Categories: Anti-Semitism, Europe, France

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