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Thu Nov 13, 2014, 02:51 AM

Antisemitism In Paris: (two stories)


Antisemitism In Paris: Jewish Teen Mobbed Twelve Hours After Kosher Eatery Was Attacked With Firebomb

Antisemitism in the world has always been a problem for the Jewish people but over the course of the last decade or so, it seems it has become more prominent. The Inquisitr reported on the latest pertaining to hate crimes targeting Jews in which two happened back in August. A Pro-Israel U.S. Marine was assaulted at a protest and two schoolgirls were threatened to have their throats slit for Palestine.

Now there are reports of two antisemitic crimes happening back-to-back in Paris, France. A Jewish boy was assaulted by a mob twelve hours after a kosher eatery was firebombed. Both crimes also happened very close in proximity to each other.

According to an article by the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Antisemitism (BNVCA) translated through Times of Israel, it reports that a Jewish boy was assaulted on Thursday in the 3rd arrondissement right in front of the private high school known as Progress. The victim, who was wearing a kipah, hung out with friends in front of Progress, which is known for their high number of Jewish students. Fifteen youths, of African descent and aged sixteen to nineteen, then appeared and assaulted him.

The assailants beat the Jewish boy (who has not been named) with their fists and elbows before fleeing the scene. As of now, the boy has been given medical attention along with two days of sick leave to recover from the assault.

However, it should be noted that just twelve hours earlier, another antisemitic crime happened to a kosher eatery just four miles west of Progress. Zekai, a kosher sushi restaurant located in the 17th arrondissement, was attacked by assailants. The assault happened at night when vandals hurled stones at the restaurant’s armored glass door but failed to punch a hole through it. They also tried to set off a firebomb in an arson attempt before fleeing the scene.

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1605617/antisemitism-in-paris-jewish-teen-mobbed-twelve-hours-after-kosher-eatery-was-attacked-with-firebomb/#blcXYs75dtVOcpuC.99


Anti-semitism on the rise amid perfect storm in Paris

Paris is justly lauded as the most beautiful city in the world. But French society also has a nasty underbelly “of growing ugliness” that should give pause to those who live amid the sparkle of the City of Light.

That ugliness is an unprecedented rise in anti-Semitism since the Holocaust. It comes in the form of increasing violent attacks on Jewish people, the emerging popularity of a growing right-wing political party, and a perfect storm of converging ideologies that has distinguished France from its European counterparts.

Anti-Semitic incidents in France are up stratospherically, according to information provided by Simone Rodan- Benzaquen, the director of the American Jewish Committee in Paris. In just the first seven months of 2014, there have already been some 600 anti-Semitic incidents. In fact, of all the crimes classified by French authorities as racist against minorities, Jewish victims represent 50 percent — even though Jews account for less than 1 percent of the country’s population.

All the more worrying is that, alongside this increase in violence, France’s National Front — a nationalistic, anti- immigration political party with a history of Jewish hatred — has gained ground. The party this year received nearly 25 percent of the total vote in the election for European Parliament — more than any other political party.

Read more here: http://www.theolympian.com/2014/11/12/3420954/anti-semitism-on-the-rise-amid.html?sp=/99/109/#storylink=cpy

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