Mélenchon believes that “anti-Semitism remains residual in France” | EUROtoday

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Lhe chief of La France insoumise, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, delivered, this Sunday, June 2, his evaluation of the tv interview with Israeli Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu, on LCI, Thursday, May 30. In a word, titled “Netanyahu on TV: the decline of officialdom” and printed on his weblog, the politician asserts that “contrary to what officialdom propaganda says, anti-Semitism remains residual in France . He is, in any case, completely absent from popular gatherings,” experiences BFM TV.

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However, anti-Semitic acts in France have elevated fourfold in a single yr, in keeping with figures from the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France revealed final January. In 2022, there have been 436 in comparison with 1,676 in 2023. After the Hamas assaults in Israel on October 7, 2023, these incidents elevated significantly.

Between January and March 2024, the rise is 300% in comparison with the identical interval in 2023, in keeping with the federal government. At college, anti-Semitic acts have additionally exploded. The International League in opposition to Racism and Anti-Semitism (Licra) declares a forty five% improve in experiences in French center and excessive colleges.

Insults in direction of Meyer Habib

The chief of La France insoumise additionally returned to the affair of the Palestinian flag within the National Assembly. Sébastien Delogu, LFI deputy for Marseille (7e constituency of Bouches-du-Rhône), acquired a heavy sanction – censorship with short-term exclusion, probably the most extreme – after brandishing it. He regrets a variable geometry indignation, evaluating this occasion to the interview with the Israeli Prime Minister.

“The parrots of the powers of our country have seriously questioned whether the popular protests against the interview of the war criminal were not themselves an obstacle to freedom of expression. One more indignity because they did not ask themselves this type of question two days before about the sanction of the Insoumis deputy Sébastien Delogu,” he writes.

READ ALSO Anti-Semitism: when the left and the far left get up (lastly)Concerning the accusations of anti-Semitism in opposition to David Guiraud – LFI MP who described MP Meyer Habib as a “pig” and a “pig” – Jean-Luc Mélenchon considers that they’re “caricatural”. “The abusive paralyzing ray of the accusation of anti-Semitism is now without effect,” he says.