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Jewish Graves Defaced With Anti-Semitic Graffiti in France.

More than 100 graves were defaced with anti-Semitic inscriptions in Westhoffen, France, Tuesday, December 3, hours before lawmakers passed a resolution equating anti-Zionism with Anti-Semitism.
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READ MORE: The French government is creating a national anti-hate crime office following the discovery of anti-Semitic graffiti at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France.

Interior Minister Christophe Castaner made the announcement Wednesday in the town of Westhoffen, where vandals scrawled swastikas and other anti-Semitic inscriptions on 107 tombs the day before.

Speaking alongside Jewish leaders, Castaner condemned the graffiti as a sign that “hate is on our national territory.”

“We must respect the right to believe,” he said.
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LINK: https://www.voanews.com/europe/france-creates-anti-hate-crime-office-amid-anti-semitic-wave

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