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Mireille Knoll remembered on two-year anniversary of her death

Jewish groups around the world marked the two-year anniversary of the murder of Mireille Knoll — an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor who was stabbed and burned to death by two intruders in her Paris apartment.

Widespread use of antisemitic and racist graffiti on election posters in France

Few days before the first round of municipal elections in France, a number of racist and antisemitic slogans have been found scrawled on election posters across the country.

Largest medieval Jewish cemetery in France discovered in Châteauroux

France’s national archeological institute (INRAP) announced that it had discovered a medeival Jewish cemetery in Châteauroux in central France.

French far-right local election candidate posts antisemitic video

Alain Mondino, head of the far-right National Rally (RN) list in municipal elections in the Paris suburb of Villepinte, posted a video on social media linking Jews to the spread of the coronavirus.

CRIF annual dinner postponed because of coronavirus crisis

The annual dinner of CRIF, the umbrella representative group of Jewish institutions of France "has been postponed because of the exceptional health situation in France caused by the new coronavirus outbreak.’’

51,816 examples of online antisemitism in France in 2019

With a 27% increase in the number of antisemitic incidents in France, CRIF has expressed its concern at daily forms of antisemitism – a form that doesn’t kill but is a regular occurrence of anger and insults.

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