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In Paris, Anti-Semitism Is the New Black

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In Paris, Anti-Semitism Is the New Black

Three weeks into its war against Hamas, Israel sits in official French Cold-Shoulderland.

by JOHN VINOCUR, WSJ, Aug. 5, 2014

“The left-of-center of Le Monde, the newspaper of the French establishment, gave the impression of discovering sliced bread when it wrote in a front-page editorial: “You’ve got to stare the truth straight in the face: There’s a new anti-Semitism in France. It’s as repulsive as what raged in Europe in the 20th century.””…

…”Marine Le Pen, whose traditional far-right National Front voters like neither the Arabs nor the Jews, said the situation illustrated the “incapacity of the state to maintain order.””…

…”According to a poll last week, if a presidential election scheduled for 2017 were held now, Ms. Le Pen would win the first round of the two-stage vote, defeating every plausible candidate. The poll didn’t indicate how the final round would turn out. Which should reassure no one.”…

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