March 25, 2012

France's Jews Trapped Between Neighbors & Politics

Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail

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The 60,000 Jews of Marseilles are finding themselves in a frightening position shared by many continental European Jews. They are trapped between two threats: The first, violent and criminal, comes from people around them, from the children of Arab friends and neighbours. The second, political, claims to be a solution to the first but offers nothing but conflict and menace.

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TAGGED: France, Jews, Toulouse


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