Thursday, February 4, 2016

France: An Antisemitic Hellhole For Jews


"In 2015, Jews were the targets of 40% of all racist acts and 49% of violent racist acts committed in France, though they comprise less than 1% of the total population. Those ‎are monstrous statistics, which display the failure of French authorities to protect the Jews. "

"On average, two antisemitic acts were registered by the police each day, and this ‎does not represent the full extent of antisemitic acts, since, as SPCJ points out, numerous testimonies ‎from victims show their reluctance to even file complaints for antisemitic ‎insults, threats or violence. Far from having experienced a 5% fall from 2014, it ‎is much more likely that the number of antisemitic acts went up from 2014.‎"

"The report by the SPCJ highlights that many French Jews no longer understand their role or place in ‎France, and they feel unease even beyond the question of physical security. Nearly 8,000 Jews left France in ‎‎2015, a 10% increase from the previous year. According to various polls, between half and three-quarters of all French Jews are considering leaving.‎"

"Prospects for 2016 are bleak."