Thursday, January 19, 2006

France: Becoming safer for Jews?

The Deutsche Presse-Agentur reports that anti-semitism in France was down sharply on 2005. There were 504 anti-Semitic acts or threats reported, down 48 % from the previous year, the Office of the French National Police (DPGN) said Thursday.

The good news:
Police said that increased surveillance of sensitive sites, preventive work in French schools and a decrease in tension in the Mideast all contributed to the decline in anti-Semitism.

The Bad news:
However, another reason for the relatively good results is that 2004 was the worst year for anti-Semitic acts in France since authorities began registering the statistic, in 1995.

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