More than 180,000 protest anti-Semitism in France
Protesters took to the streets in Paris and throughout the country on Sunday to decry antisemitism amid Israel’s ongoing war with Hamas. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne joined the march in Paris and told attendees that French leaders would let “nothing pass” against the country’s Jewish community.
Why is this taking place in France? The country has the largest Jewish population in Europe, and antisemitic acts have increased since the Israel-Hamas war started. French President Emmanuel Macron has acknowledged that Israel has a right to defend itself against Hamas but recently called on Israel to protect civilians in Gaza.
Dig deeper: Read Ericka Andersen’s column in WORLD Opinions about antisemitism around the world.
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