‘There will soon be no Jews in France’ as antisemitism escalates

The antisemitic sentiment already prevalent among French Jews will intensify in the wake of Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel last month, locals believe.

“Every day we have people who are hurt, every day we have people who are insulted,” Ricard Abitbol, President of The Confederation of Jews in France and Friends of Israel told RT. “We can be hurt by words, but we don’t mind, but when we are hurt by a knife, a gun, you can’t say I don’t mind.”

Attacks against the Jewish community surged dramatically in 2015, when authorities officially registered 808 antisemitic attacks. The actual number of cases, however, can be much higher, as not all the victims filed official complaints.

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