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French Jew in a French synagogue talks about rising anti-Semitism.

( According to The SPCJ Jewish Community Security Service 2014 Report on Anti-Semitism in France, In 2014, the number of Anti-Semitic acts there increased to 851 from 423 in 2013, a a jump of 101 percent.

Back in 2000, following an increase in Anti-Semitic acts in France, the leaders of the main French Jewish organizations appointed the SPCJ to take an official census of Anti-Semitic acts committed on French soil.


To complete this rigorous task, SPCJ works closely with the French Interior Ministry’s “Victims Unit,” maintaining a detailed and reliable monitoring.

The census lists Anti-Semitic acts that were reported to the police or filed as complaints, and then transmitted to SPCJ. It was cross-checked with descriptions from various police precincts in France, and coordinated by the Interior Ministry.

This methodological rigor excludes a number of acts that were reported to SPCJ but not to the police, and are thus absent from official statistics. Furthermore, Anti-Semitic content circulating on the Internet is not listed systematically.

The statistical data presented in this report thus offer a reliable lens to outline the main trends, but not the complete picture of Anti-Semitic violence in France in 2014:

During the year 2014, Anti-Semitic acts in France were a dominant phenomenon, occurring almost without interruption.

In 2014, the number of Anti-Semitic acts recorded on French soil doubled. They increased to 851 versus 423 in 2013. This represents a jump of 101 percent.

In 2014, violent acts increased by 130 percent compared to 2013. There were 241 violent acts in 2014 versus 105 in 2013.

French Anti-Semitism has become increasingly violent and hyper-violent. Today, Anti-Semitic threats in France include persistent bias, sectarian stereotypes, deep hatred, but especially Anti-Semitic jihadist terror.

This means that men, women and young children are killed for the sole reason that they are Jewish.

51 percent of racist acts committed in France in 2014 targeted Jews. This while Jews represent less than one percent of the French population.

The 30-percent increase in racist acts committed in France in 2014 compared to 2013 comprised exclusively an increase in Anti-Semitic acts.

Indeed, racist acts, excluding Anti-Semitic acts, that were recorded in 2014 decreased by 5 percent compared to 2013.

Numerous violent Antisemitic acts occurred in 2014:

January: The “Dieudonné” affair and the rally on the “Day of Rage” where the slogans “death to the Jews” and “Jew, France is not yours” were shouted.

May: Mehdi Nemmouche was arrested in Marseille: he is a French citizen and presumed perpetrator of the bloody Anti-Semitic attack at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels. Multiple journalists who were held hostage in Syria recognized him as their prison guard and said he nurtured ultra-violent Anti-Semitic obsessions.

July and August: Anti-Semitic riots and violent acts occurred during anti-Israel rallies in France. A number of demonstrators left the rally. Thereafter, they assaulted numerous people and attacked several synagogues and kosher stores.

December: Sequestration and rape in Créteil. A family was selected to be sequestrated and looted because “Jews have money.” Relentless violence, including rape, was motivated by Jewish hatred. This loathsome explosion of Antisemitic violence reminds us of the kidnapping, torture and murder of Ilan Halimi.


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