More than two thirds (67%) of Jews in France say the degree of anti-Semitism in the country is high, a new survey shows.
The American Jewish Committee (AJC) survey, released on Tuesday, was an attempt to gauge the perceptions of anti-Semitism in France, as well as the overall perceived sentiment.
In the survey, 70 per cent of French Jews said that were victims of at least one anti-Semitic attack, whereas 64 per cent said they experienced anti-Semitic verbal abuse at least on one occasion.
Moreover, according to the survey, 23 per cent of French Jews have been targeted by violence at least once. Ten per cent of Jews said they were attacked more than once.
“Anti-Semitism has become a concern for French society as a whole,” Anne-Sophie Sebban-Bécache, Director of AJC Paris said. “It is not considered anymore as only the concern of Jews. We are not as alone as we could have felt in the past to fight this scourge.”
(Dan Lavie/Israel Hayom)