French Jews Rocked By 2 New Anti-Semitic Incidents

TIME

Less than a month after the Paris attacks which left 17 dead, two incidents this week have deepened anxieties among French Jews about rising anti-Semitism in France.

First on Monday, a graphic-design studio in Paris posted an ad on a job-search website, calling for applicants who were “if possible not Jewish.” Then on Tuesday, a man wielding an eight-inch knife lunged at a group of soldiers guarding the Jewish Community Center in the southern French city of Nice, wounding at least two of them.

While the incidents were unconnected, they have heightened a sense of vulnerability among France’s 500,000 or so Jews. They come at a sensitive time, as the community tries to comprehend last month’s hostage siege at a kosher supermarket in Paris, in which a gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria shot dead four French Jews. “There are a few thousand people with…

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