Anti­Semitic acts up 69% in France this year: PM

Hindustan Times (Ranchi) - - World -

PARIS: Anti-Semitic acts in France rose by 69 per­cent in the first nine months of 2018, Prime Min­is­ter Edouard Philippe said on Fri­day, the 80th an­niver­sary of the in­fa­mous “Kristall­nacht” of Nazi at­tacks against Jews. “Ev­ery ag­gres­sion per­pe­trated against one of our cit­i­zens be­cause they are Jewish echoes like the break­ing of new crys­tal,” Philippe wrote on Face­book, re­fer­ring to the start of the Nazi drive to wipe out Jews on Novem­ber 9, 1938, also known as the Night of Bro­ken Glass. The govern­ment plans to toughen rules on hate speech on­line next year, pres­sur­ing so­cial me­dia giants to do more.

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