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The survey, carried out by the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH), revealed that the French were more tolerant to minorities compared to previous years.
The annual report counted 335 antisemitic incidents in 2016 compared to 808 the previous year — the sharpest drop on record since 2001. According to the report, the decrease in attacks of Jews “is primarily due to security measures applied by the authorities as part of the Vigipirate plan.” The plan, which involves the deployment of thousands of troops around Jewish institutions and heavily Jewish neighborhoods across the country, was initiated in 2015 following the slaying of four Jews at a kosher store near Paris by an Islamist.
The report questioned the “new antisemitism thesis” proffered by the National Bureau of Vigilance Against antisemitism, a nongovernmental watchdog group run by former policemen, that most antisemitic attacks in France since 2000 have been committed by people with an immigrant background from Muslim countries who target Jews over Israel’s actions.

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July 11, 2017 in

The Ifop survey titled “Enquête auprès des juifs de France” reveals a community, largely Sephardi (41%) but increasingly of mixed background (14%), in a comfortable economic and educational position overall, still sending their children to public schools (65%) and ahead of the country in terms of feeling at peace with their household income. At the same time, there is a widespread fear about security, and concern about the levels of anti-Jewish and indeed anti-Muslim feeling in French society.

Published: 
September 1, 2016 in

Le Parisien newspaper revealed on Friday a survey including five questions about the Jewish community in France and antisemitic stereotypes.

"When you think about the case of Ilan Halimi, which took place ten years ago, can you tell it symbolizes what can happen as a result of prejudices regarding Jews?" 69% of respondents answered "yes, often" to this question, 12% answered "not really" and 19% did not express their views on antisemitic prejudice.

The first question was followed by a series of four questions asking respondents whether they agree or not with the following statements.

Published: 
February 11, 2016 in

L’agression dont a été victime un enseignant juif a été dénoncée par toute la classe politique et les questions sur le port de la kippa ont été largement commentées et relayées par les médias.

70% des Français approuvent l’idée que les Juifs ne doivent pas renoncer à porter la kippa : une approbation presqu’aussi forte à gauche (76%), qu’à droite (71%) et également majoritaire chez les sympathisants du Front national (66%).

http://www.odoxa.fr/les-francais-apres-lagression-antisemite-a-marseille/

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January 18, 2016 in

To mark the one-year anniversary of the tragic attacks on Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket in Paris, Human Rights First has released a major new report detailing the rise of antisemitism and extremism in France and how the United States can work with its key ally to combat resulting violence and hate crime.

The report, “Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Countering Antisemitism and Extremism in France,” is based on months of research and analysis on antisemitism and extremism in France. It examines how the rise of the far right and Islamic extremism are converging in a vicious cycle to fuel intolerance and violence. The report focuses on ways that U.S. government leaders can work with their French counterparts to prevent future attacks, promote greater tolerance and inclusiveness, and chart a path forward that upholds our shared commitment to human rights as an integral part of national security.

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January 9, 2016 in

Le rapport sur l’antisémitisme en France en 2013 est dédié à la mémoire de Pierre KAUFFMANN dit Pierrot, fondateur du SPCJ, décédé le 14 septembre 2013.

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September 14, 2015 in

Regarding the raw data, the numbers you will read demonstrate a more than 100-percent increase in Antisemitic threats and actions, with a significant rise in violent actions and assaults. During the same period, racist acts--excluding Antisemitic acts--have decreased by 5 percent. Behind each of these 851 acts recorded in 2014--to which I add the victims of extreme horror that culminated with the killings of early 2015--there is a human drama. A person is murdered,
wounded, terrorized. A family is destabilized, and as a result no longer fulfils its place in society. It is a human drama, a collective drama. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all those who have been dragged into this senseless spiral of events. I offer my most sincere condolences to the families, relatives, and friends of the reporters, the Jews, and the police officers that were murdered.

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April 1, 2015 in

La Fondation pour l’innovation politique a mené deux enquêtes avec l’Ifop. La première enquête a été menée auprès d’un échantillon de 1005 personnes, représentatif des Français âgés de 16 ans et plus. La représentativité de l’échantillon a été assurée par la méthode des quotas (sexe, âge, profession de la personne interrogée) après stratification par région et catégorie d’agglomération. Les interviews ont eu lieu par questionnaires auto-administrés en ligne du 26 au 30 septembre 2014.

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March 1, 2015 in

Dans le texte fort et très engagé que nous proposons pour ce trentième numéro des Études du CRIF, l’essayiste et documentariste Jacques Tarnero tente de décrypter les mots, les masques, les sens, la généalogie et les acteurs de l’antisémitisme contemporain, tels qu’ils sévissent en leurs multiples variantes. Mais l’auteur s’attarde sur l’antisionisme dont il dit qu’il semble paré, aux yeux de certains, de qualités acceptables, voire de vertus progressistes. Et de rappeler, par exemple, qu’à l’abri d’un discours antisioniste, Dieudonné M’bala M’bala a libéré une parole, l’a rendue acceptable sous couvert d’impertinence. De fait et malgré les innombrables tragédies qui ensanglantent notre monde et les terribles violences qui sont commises un peu partout, le sionisme, en tant qu’idéologie ou mouvement politique d’émancipation nationale du peuple juif prônant l’existence d’un centre spirituel, territorial ou étatique peuplé par les Juifs en terre d’Israël, est dénoncé, décrié, si ce n’est vomi. Il est même devenu un signifiant infamant, suscitant les foudres, la rage et la haine. Israël serait la quintessence du mal absolu et l’antisionisme fonctionnerait comme un aimant puissant, permettant à différents courants politiques de le détester collectivement. Rappelons ici qu’Israël est le seul État au monde dont le droit à l’existence n’est toujours pas accepté par certains membres des Nations unies.

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February 1, 2014 in