French Jewish Leaders Decry ‘Wall of Indifference’ Surrounding Antisemitism, as Recorded Attacks Leap by 74%

The representative body of Jews in France called on Tuesday for French society to “break the wall of indifference that surrounds antisemitism,” as figures published by the country’s Interior Ministry showed a colossal increase of 74 percent in the number of attacks on Jews in 2018.

The increase reflected the “disturbing liberation” in France from the taboo around antisemitic hatred established after World War II, Francis Kalifat — president of the French Jewish communal organization CRIF — said in a statement.

Kalifat emphasized that incidents recorded only in the last few days “testify to the banalizing and violence of antisemitism in France in 2019.”

Among the outrages he cited was the defacing with swastikas on Sunday of a mural of the late Simone Veil — a Holocaust survivor and pioneer of women’s rights in France who was interred last July in the famous Pantheon in Paris that commemorates French citizens of distinction.

via French Jewish Leaders Decry ‘Wall of Indifference’ Surrounding Antisemitism, as Recorded Attacks Leap by 74%

This entry was posted in Articles, Features, Re-Blogs by OyiaBrown. Bookmark the permalink.

About OyiaBrown

Please send me, as a comment to this page, any old material you have for inclusion in The Daily Joke Alert - to help enable us all to have our fancy tickled regularly! Never mind the state it's in as I tidy everything up prior to publication. Don't let good material go to waste - and so much does. In the interests of the environment we should always try to re-cycle everything, especially jokes. You know that makes sense! You may find some historical stuff here, but this does not really matter as humor is fairly timeless.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.