Outrage over antisemitic attacks in France presents opportunity for Emmanuel Macron to heal wartime wounds

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  • France has recently been rocked by a series of antisemitic attacks.

Portraits on post boxes of the late Simone Veil – a Holocaust survivor and the country’s first minister for women’s affairs – were vandalised.

  • David Lees
  • The Conversation

The philosopher Alain Finkelkrault was verbally abused by protesters from the gilets jaunes (yellow vest) movement.

A number of tombstones in Jewish cemeteries have been defaced with Swastikas and a man was shot with an air rifle outside a synagogue in the Paris suburb of Sarcelles.

Now President Emmanuel Macron has announced new laws to attempt to tackle antisemitism.

At the moment, these…

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