French Assembly President files complaint over antisemitic letter

The President of France’s National Assembly Yaël Braun-Pivet has declared that she has filed a complaint after being sent an antisemitic letter, with a yellow Star of David.

This isn’t Braun-Pivet’s first encounter with such hatred; the Member of Parliament from Yvelines, had sounded the alarm over similar incidents to the French courts.

On the social media platform X, Braun-Pivet shared her experience, revealing she received the troubling letter at her office in Vésinet, a suburb near Paris. The envelope displayed a hand-drawn yellow star, reminiscent of the Star of David Jews were mandated to wear during the Holocaust.

She expressed her stance in a post: “Always alert, always file a complaint. Never let [incidents like this] pass! #antisemitism”.

Previously in March 2023, Braun-Pivet had filed a complaint concerning another incident in which she was the recipient of what she described as an “absolutely abominable threat letter.”

The Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (CRIF) published a statement supporting the President of the French National Assembly: “CRIF provides its full support to Yaël Braun-Pivet as well as to all elected officials who are frequently victims of antisemitic insults and threats,” the CRIF said in a statement.


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