By Joseph Strich, published on March 19, 2014 in the Jerusalem Post
Events were held in memory of seven persons who were murdered, among them four Jews, by Islamist Mohammed Merah.
Rallies were held across France to mark the tragic events of two years ago in Toulouse, in memory of seven persons who were murdered, among them four Jews, by Islamist Mohammed Merah.
In Paris on Wednesday, Manuel Valls, the French Interior Minister, called anti-Zionism “an invitation to anti-Semitism.” The old anti-Semitism of the French extreme Right is renewed: It feeds off hatred of Israel. It feeds off anti-Zionism, because anti-Zionism is an invitation to anti-Semitism,” he said.
Valls was speaking at a rally organized by the umbrella group for French Jewish communities, the CRIF, held in Trocadero Square near the Eiffel Tower, where more than 1,000 people gathered.