Anti-Semitic acts in France jump, as divisions deepen

PARIS — The French interior minister says anti-Semitic acts soared last year and is decrying the "poison" of hate.

Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said Monday night that the total of registered anti-Semitic acts rose to 541 in 2018 from 311 in 2017.

He spoke in the Paris suburb of Sainte-Genevieve-du-Bois, where vandals chopped down trees planted in honor of a Jewish man tortured and killed in 2006. The incident was the latest in a recent string of racist vandalism.

Castaner vows the government will fight anti-Semitism, calling it "an attack against hope."

He did not link the rise to any specific groups. But some members of France's yellow vest anti-government movement are known for extremist views, and several anti-Semitic incidents have occurred amid the broad-based movement that started in November.

You may also interested in

China seeks safe steering of bike-sharing boom to...

May 23, 2017

US-CHINA-BIKE-SHARING:China seeks safe steering of bike-sharing boom to clear cluttered streets

Computer wins 2nd game against Chinese go champion

May 25, 2017

A computer that plays go has won a second game against China's top player in a match authorities...

China opens movie theater on disputed South China...

Jul 24, 2017

China has opened a state-of-the-art movie theater on disputed Woody Island in the South China Sea's...

China's ever-tighter web controls jolt companies,...

Sep 10, 2017

China's campaign to stamp out use technology that allows web surfers to evade its internet filters...

Hong Kong superstar Aaron Kwok announces he's a...

Sep 22, 2017

Hong Kong superstar Aaron Kwok has announced on social media that he's a father

About Us

Buzz Online Daily brings to you the trendy and up-to-date viral news, entertainment news, and local breaking news exclusively to our dedicated readers.

Contact us: sales[at]buzzonlinedaily.com

Subscribe Now!