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Holocaust denier Alain Soral indicted again for calling for a “fascist revolution”

Holocaust denier Alain Soral, who has multiple convictions against him, has been charged for hate speech, after calling for a "fascist revolution" on his website.

Simone Veil portrait defaced again in Paris

A street painting of Simone Veil in the 5th arrondissement of Paris has been defaced again. The author of the work and several political figures have expressed their indignation on social networks.

Mayor of Colombes compares law enforcement with WWII-Vichy gendarmes

On the occasion of the commemoration of the 78th anniversary of the Vélodrome d'Hiver raid on July 1942, during which some 13,000 Jews were arrested, the new Mayor of Colombes, Patrick Chaimovitch, compared today's police forces to the ones of Vichy. 

For antisemites in France, police are seen as “dirty Jews”

Police officers and activists have identified an emerging trend in France in which antisemites have come to see the police and other security services as extensions of “Jewish power” — a theme often discussed in the conspiracy theories that inspire and justify such attacks.

A stone in memory of deported Jewish children vandalised in Joinville-le-Pont

A stone in memory of Jewish children deported from the town of Joinville-le-Pont in Val-de-Marne, near Paris, has been vandalised.

French Jewish Community Rescues Bodies, Re-Inters Them in new Cemetery

The remains of 29 Jews were transferred from a cemetery south of Paris to eastern France in an unprecedented operation held to rescue these bodies from eventual cremation.

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