There's a report here on a number of recent anti-Semitic incidents in France. The Service de protection de la Communauté Juive, security unit of the Jewish community in that country, says there has been a 45 per cent increase in such incidents as compared with last year to this point. In a stone-throwing attack on one Jewish family sitting in their garden the assailants shouted, 'we've had enough of you, dirty Jews'.
Earlier this week Le Monde carried an editorial on the subject. This spoke of recent violence against French Jews as borrowing...
... from the old European anti-Semitism, current in France at the end of the 19th century. It attaches to Jews all the racist prejudices of our time; it rehabilitates conspiracy theories and the basest archetypes.
The editorial goes on to say that this is a reality not reducible to any geopolitical explanation, and that it 'concerns us all'. (Thanks: PS.)