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French court acquits imam who quoted text commanding Muslims to kill Jews

A senior imam in France who in a sermon recited a religious text commanding Muslims to kill Jews has been acquitted of incitement to antisemitic hate charges.

“Dirty Jew”: a man insulted and beaten by several individuals in the street in Lyon

A man of Jewish faith was the victim of an antisemitic attack in the Guillotière district in Lyon. One of the alleged perpetrators, who is believed to be under 18 years old, was arrested and taken into police custody.

A swastika was sprayed on a World War II museum

A railway carriage, transformed into a museum on the Second World War and the deportation of Jews, in Drancy-Saint-Loup, was painted with a swastika. 

France set to open biggest trial in its modern history over 2015 Paris attacks

The biggest trial in France’s modern legal history begins this week over the November 2015 attacks on Paris that saw 130 people slaughtered at bars, restaurants and the Bataclan concert hall.

Antisemitic hate trial opens for far-right party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen

The 93-year-old founder of France's main far-right party, Jean-Marie Le Pen, goes on trial over allegations of once again inciting racial hatred, this time with comments targeting a Jewish pop singer.

French Interior Minister calls for maximum police presence in front of synagogues

French interior minister Gérald Darmanin asked prefects on to ensure "a maximum...

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