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Paris-area synagogue set ablaze

(JTA) Unidentified individuals started a fire inside a synagogue near Paris and drew a swastika on its wall.

The signs of the fire were found in the main hall of the synagogue in the Garges suburb on Jan. 1, according to the National Bureau for Vigilance against anti-Semitism, or BNVCA. Little damage was reported.

Police were looking into the case, the report said.

In Garges last month, several assailants attacked a young Jewish man at a public park while he was walking his dog. During the Dec. 16 attack, one of the three assailants said they would kill him like Ilan Halimi was killed after being beaten.


Read more: http://www.jta.org/2015/01/06/news-opinion/world/fire-started-in-synagogue-near-paris#ixzz3O7J38bDE


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France is having some real problems in regards to Jews as of recent.
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Wed Jan 7, 2015, 03:05 AM (68 replies)

Antisemitism 2015: A Global Challenge

Antisemitism presents a serious challenge for the global community today. The last decade has seen a shocking growth in antisemitic rhetoric and agitation, and routine acts of violence against Jews have returned to European cities 70 years after the Holocaust.

The battle between Israel and the Palestinians has become intractable, and the idea of a "peace process" that might finally resolve the issues is not taken as seriously as it was years ago. This fact does not bode well for Israelis or Palestinians, and given the obsessive focus on this conflict by the media and by both pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel activist organizations, the lack of resolution and mounting frustration is an ongoing concern for all of us.

Today, we face a major impasse in our discussions about antisemitism: Where many Jews see a new or resurgent antisemitism, non-Jews are more likely to see political protest or a backlash against Israeli actions and policies. In truth, both characterizations can be accurate depending on the specific circumstance. Increasingly, however, this chasm in perception between Jews and non-Jews about the nature of antisemitism is widening, and it is one reason why there is a distinct lack of concern about the problem on the part of the world community today.

Along with news and debate about the conflicts in the Middle East, the Internet, satellite television, and social networking via cellphone allow people across the planet to share an enormous amount of explicit antisemitic material that is, quite frankly, poisoning the relationship between humanity and the Jewish people, making an intractable conflict even more difficult to resolve. This new reality is enormously threatening to a tiny people whose parents and grandparents survived being slated for extermination in Europe 70 years ago.

more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/catherine-chatterley/antisemitism-2015-a-global-challenge_b_6400620.html
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Thu Jan 1, 2015, 05:00 AM (4 replies)
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