The home of a Jewish mayor in the French region of Alsace was covered with antisemitic graffiti.
Hate crimes against Jewish people or their institutions rose by 69% in the first nine months of this year, according to new government statistics.
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday there would be no official homage to Nazi collaborator Philippe Petain as part of World War I ceremonies this week, a day after sparking outrage by saying his inclusion would be “legitimate.”
President Macron has provoked anger from Jewish groups by praising Philippe Pétain, the First World War commander who was later disgraced for leading France’s Vichy government under the Nazis.
Acts of vandalism were discovered at the memorial at the site of the Riversaltes camp in southern France from where Jews were deported to Nazi camps.
A 19 year old Jewish man was beaten up at a bus stop in central Paris. Those involved in the attack also shouted antisemitic comments at the man who was wearing a kippah.