“Enough!” That’s the slogan under which French political leaders and thousands of demonstrators rallied across the country yesterday after vandals desecrated nearly 100 graves in a Jewish cemetery in eastern France with swastikas. President Emmanuel Macron promised to punish those responsible to deter copycats. Last week the French Interior Ministry reported a 74 percent spike in anti-Semitic violence in 2018.
Where’s it coming from? It’s unclear, though questions have arisen over the anti-Semitic sentiments displayed by some yellow vest protesters in recent weeks.
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