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France

French authorities close case in intense antisemitic bullying of Jewish student

In a recent poll of 405 Jewish students, 90 percent said they had been subjected to antisemitism on campus through insults that traffic in stereotypes, jokes about the Holocaust and more.

French novelist published Holocaust denial and antisemitic caricatures years ago

One of France’s most celebrated novelists published caricatures mocking the Holocaust and texts denying the Holocaust 30 years ago.

French freemasons withdraw text attacking CRIF

France’s principal masonic organisation has withdrawn a text which accused the CRIF, the country’s Jewish umbrella organisation and EJC affiliate, of causing antisemitism.

Alsace and Lorraine mayors exasperated by racist and antisemitic graffiti

The mayors of two small towns in the Alsace and Lorraine regions of eastern France have filed police complaints following a wave of antisemitic and racist graffiti in their towns.

French ex-spy chief admits 1980s pact with Palestinian terrorists

Families of the victims of a 1982 terrorist attack in Paris are demanding a parliamentary inquiry after reports that the former chief of French intelligence made a secret pact with the perpetrators.

Israeli flags banned ahead of Strasbourg match

Due to considerations over “security” and “public order,” French authorities banned Israeli flags ahead of a football match in Strasbourg, before reversing their decision.

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