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Old 21-02-2019, 09:02 AM   #494
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Anti-Zionism equals Anti-Semitism? Macron fuels debate on how to define anti-Jewish hate
Published time: 21 Feb, 2019 04:32 Edited time: 21 Feb, 2019 08:15

Addressing a rise in hate crimes against the Jewish diaspora in France, President Emanuel Macron has supported the expansion of the definition of anti-Semitism to outlaw anti-Zionism as well, fueling public debate over the terms.

“Anti-Semitism is hiding itself behind anti-Zionism,” Macron said Wednesday, speaking at the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (Crif) and announcing that France seeks to define “anti-Zionism as a modern-day form of anti-Semitism.”

The rise of hate crime incidents in France, including the verbal abuse of philosopher Alain Finkielkraut at a Yellow Vest rally last weekend and the desecration of a Jewish cemetery near Strasbourg, has prompted the French government to seek new means to fight growing animosity towards their Jewish population, the largest in Europe.
https://www.rt.com/news/452040-anti-...mitism-macron/
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