What's Behind the Resurgence in French Anti-Semitism

A new book forthrightly stares the various brands of French anti-Semitism in the face. Whether the author succeeds in placing them in their proper context is another question.

Anti-Semitic graffiti on the wall of the city hall in Heiligenberg in eastern France. PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP/Getty Images.

Anti-Semitic graffiti on the wall of the city hall in Heiligenberg in eastern France. PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP/Getty Images.

Observation
July 1 2019
About the author

Harry Zieve Cohen is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York.


“Today I no longer have full confidence that anti-Semitic hate crimes in France are handled properly.” Thus, in a recent interview, lamented Sammy Ghozlan, a former French policeman who now runs France’s National Bureau for Vigilance against Anti-Semitism.

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