France: Jewish groups urge Macron to adopt IHRA definiition of Jew-hatred…….


The French government should, it’s definitely identifiable…



The French Parliament was supposed to approve the adoption of the definition on May 29, but the vote was postponed and never rescheduled.

 JUNE 26, 2019 05:35

Emmanuel Macron looks at a grave defaced with a swastika during a visit to the Jewish cemetery in Quatzenheim on February 19.. (photo credit: FREDERICK FLORIN/POOL/VIA REUTERS)

French Jews have urged the French President Emmanuel Macron to formally adopt the definition of antisemitism proposed by the International Remembrance Alliance.

“In the current context, where antisemitism and its other form of manifestation anti-Zionism do not know any limit, we believe that there is a big need that this proposition is examined and voted  as soon as possible,” the president of CRIF (Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions), Francis Kalifat wrote in a letter to Macron on June 19.

The content of the letter was published on the CRIF official website on Monday.

Macron had promised to adopt the definition of antisemitism drafted by the IHRA during the annual CRIF dinner on February 20.

“For the first time in many years, antisemitism is killing people again in France,” Macron said on the occasion as reported by JTA, adding that French authorities “did not know how to react effectively,” and calling this a “failure.” Earlier in February, French authorities had reported a 74 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in 2018 over the previous year.

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