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Report: More Anti-Semitic Incidents in France Through July of 2014 Than in All of 2013.

According to a French watchdog organization, anti-Semitic incidents so far this year have just about doubled since last year. The group, known as SPCJ, announced an astonishing increase in the amount of acts committed in France in the first seven months of 2014 as compared with the same time span in 2013, JTA reports. Notably, that time period includes much of Israeli operation in Gaza, which stoked anti-Israeland often anti-Semiticsentiment around the world.

From Jan. 1 to July 31, SPCJ documented 527 anti-Semitic incidents compared to 276 in the same period of 2013, the security service reported in a statement Thursday. In all of last year, SPCJ documented 423 incidents.

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Author:Butnick, Stephanie
Publication:Tablet Magazine
Geographic Code:4EUFR
Date:Sep 12, 2014
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