August 10, 2004



From the last three days:
Jewish students attacked at Auschwitz (via LGF);
Jewish cemetery and chapel vandalized in New Zealand (more at Silent Running); and
Jewish graves desecrated in France.

From the latter article:

[In addition to today's vandalism:] In France in May, swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti were scrawled on 127 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in the Alsatian town of Herrlisheim. And last month, vandals painted swastikas and Satanic symbols on 32 tombstones at a Jewish cemetery in Saverne, also in Alsace. Muslim and Christian cemeteries have also been vandalized.

Despite a series of government measures, anti-Semitic violence has increased in recent years in France, coinciding with rising tensions between Israelis and Palestinians. Authorities have blamed young French Muslims for some of the violence. A recent report by the French Interior Ministry found 510 anti-Jewish acts or threats in the first six months of the year, compared with 593 for all of 2003. [Emphasis added]

Posted by Forkum at August 10, 2004 07:06 PM