Anti-Semtism in France
My mother forwarded to me one of those overwrought hysterical emails that circulate in the Jewish Internet: this one about anti-Semitism in France. It was over the top in its fear mongering, and advocated that everyone boycott French products.
So I decided to check out the "truth" of the mater, by checking out articles in reputable mainstream sources about anti-Semitism in France.
Turns out that just because we are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't really out to get us! Anti Semitism in France is worse than I was aware of (certainly much worse that in Canada or the U.S.). What's more. the perception of anti-Semitism - of both Jews and non-Jews - is worse than the dozen or so serious incidents I couls find would warrent. Jews, and ones attitudes toward them, have become a mainstream "problem" in France.
Its not the 1890s, or the 1930s, but its is disturbing.
If want to read some of the mainstream articles about anti-Semitism in France, try these links below.