Anti-Semitic incidents in France have decreased by 64 percent in the first half of 2016, says local official.
By Ben Ariel, published on Arutz Sheva September 15, 2016
Anti-Semitic incidents in France have decreased by 64 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to a year ago, a French official said Wednesday, according to JTA.
Gilles Clavreul, France’s interministerial delegate for the fight against racism and anti-Semitism, said that the drop began in June 2015 and continued into the first seven months of this year over the corresponding period of 2015.
He did not name the number of incidents recorded in those periods in an interview in Actualite Juive, but he did say that “if this tendency continues, we could drop below the 400 mark of incidents per year – one of the best results of the past 15 years.”
Anti-Semitism, both in the form of hate language as well as violent attacks, had been on the rise in France in recent years.
In 2014 alone, 164 violent anti-Semitic incidents occurred in France - more than any other European nation... Read more