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France

France reports 27% increase in antisemitic acts

Antisemitic acts increased in France last year by 27%, acts against Muslims inched higher while anti-Christian acts remained stable but highest of all, France’s interior minister said, denouncing the situation as intolerable.

Survey: More than a third of French Jews feel threatened

More than a third of French Jews feel regularly threatened, according to a new poll.

French court convicts man for assaulting Jewish optician

A French judge convicted a Muslim man of a hate crime for assaulting a Jewish optician while shouting about Allah.

“Guardians of Memory” keep watch over France’s Jewish cemeteries

A growing number of individuals in France's Alsace region have taken it upon themselves to patrol Jewish cemeteries after a spate of attacks on such sites that have horrified the country.

Jewish cemetery desecrated in south-western France

Several tombstones at the Jewish cemetery in Bayonne in south-western France were destroyed in an act of vandalism. The desecration was committed over the first weekend of the year.

Thousands rally in Paris to seek justice for Sarah Halimi

Thousands of French Jews and supporters rallied in Paris calling for justice for Sarah Halimi, after a court of appeal ruled that her attacker was "not criminally responsible" for his actions.

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