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  • European Jewry battered by soaring anti-Semitism

    June 2, 2014 | 10:38 am

    The arrest on May 30 by French Police of Mehdi Nemmouche in connection with the murder of three people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels did not calm anyone’s fears. Far from it: Nemmouche is a French-born Islamist who fought with al-Qaeda-affiliated rebels in Syria before allegedly...

  • Belgium’s local elections cause ‘anti-Semitic flood’

    October 19, 2012 | 10:04 am

    Belgium’s recent local elections triggered “an unprecedented wave of manifestations of anti-Semitism,” according to the country’s organization of French-speaking Jews.

    The Oct. 14 election and the campaign that preceded it “were characterized by a flood of anti-Semitic events the...

  • Hungarian Jews seek removal of anti-Semitic writers from curriculum

    June 25, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Hungarian Jews urged the government to take four anti-Semitic authors off the national high school curriculum.

    Hungary’s opposition Socialist Party, meanwhile, pleaded with the prime minister to curb the “revival” of anti-Semitism in the country.

    The authors—Istvan Sinka, Dezso...

  • Jewish reaction mixed to Hollande victory in France

    May 7, 2012 | 10:50 am

    Jewish reaction was mixed to the election of the Socialist Party’s Francois Hollande as the president of France.

    The European Jewish Congress congratulated Hollande, who was elected Sunday over Nicolas Sarkozy with 51.7 percent of the vote to 48.3 percent for the incumbent.


  • Strauss-Kahn arrest shakes France’s Jews

    May 17, 2011 | 11:03 am

    Shock waves continue to ripple throughout France as Dominique Strauss-Kahn, considered the likely Socialist Party candidate to challenge President Nicolas Sarkozy in French presidential elections next year, remains in a New York City jail on charges of sexual assault.