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  • Report: 58% rise in anti-Semitic attacks in France in 2012

    February 19, 2013 | 1:26 pm

    France saw an increase of 58 percent in anti-Semitic incidents in 2012 compared to the previous year, according to a report by the French Jewish community.

    The report released on Tuesday by the SPCJ, the security unit of France’s Jewish communities, showed that 614 anti-Semitic...

  • In Europe, big gaps exist among security precautions at Jewish institutions

    November 19, 2012 | 1:11 pm

    Within hours of Israel's assassination of a top Hamas commander, the situation room sprang into action, anticipating retaliatory attacks and preparing instructions to keep civilians out of harm's way.

    No, the room wasn't deep in a bunker beneath Jerusalem, but thousands of miles...

  • Dutch police nab suspected stabber of French Jew

    November 13, 2012 | 10:12 am

    Dutch police reportedly arrested and extradited to Switzerland a 22-year-old Briton suspected of stabbing a Jewish man in Geneva.

    The suspect is a member of extreme right circles, according to CICAD, a Swiss watchdog on anti-Semitism, and was arrested last month in the...

  • Two men attack Jewish schoolboy in Paris

    October 24, 2012 | 9:34 am

    Two men hit and threatened a Jewish schoolboy at a Paris bus stop, according to the security unit of France’s Jewish community, SPCJ.

    The two men, both in their 40s, hit the 12-year-old boy with a belt on Oct. 22 and told him to remain silent, SPCJ wrote in a statement on...

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  • In France, Marseille Jews look to Paris and worry that their calm may be fleeting

    October 17, 2012 | 1:34 pm

    At a time when Jewish institutions across France resemble military fortresses for their security, entering the great synagogue and main Jewish center of this picturesque city on the Mediterranean coast is as easy as pushing open the front door.

    The only obstacles on a recent...

  • Anti-Semitic attacks in France rise 45 percent this year

    October 11, 2012 | 9:45 am

    France has seen a 45 percent increase in anti-Semitic attacks reported through August from the corresponding period a year ago.

    In one of three recent incidents reported by SPCJ, the security unit of France’s Jewish communities, unidentified assailants near Paris injured a Jewish...

  • Blank bullets fired near Paris-area synagogue

    October 8, 2012 | 9:37 am

    Blank bullets were fired outside a synagogue near Paris.

    The security unit of France’s Jewish communities, SPCJ, reported that the shots were fired last Friday outside the synagogue at Argenteuil, a northwest suburb of Paris, hours after the city’s chief prosecutor gave a news...

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