On air
  • RFI English Live
  • RFI French Live
On-the-spot France
rss itunes

France's Foundation for the memory of the Shoah promotes dialogue in combatting anti-Semitism

By Alison Hird

Five teenagers who were detained after overturning more than 200 gravestones in a Jewish cemetery in eastern France last weekend had a clear “anti-Semitic motive,” according to a local prosecutor.

They admitted that they had taken part in the vandalism and had made Nazi salutes, spat on Jewish symbols and used terms like “dirty Jews”.

Faced with such anti-Semitic attacks in France, particularly by young people, the Paris-basd Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah is encouraging new initiatives to combat the new face of anti-Semitism through inter-cultural dialogue.

'I'm dying', say protesting farmers at annual Paris agriculture fair

Rights group fear Front National rise in French regional elections

First round of France’s departmental elections: the battle for control of Paris’s suburbs

Socialists downplay losses in first round of French local elections

France launches its first global gastronomic journey: Goût de / GOOD France

UNESCO's World Radio Day invites young Syrian radio journalists

French teacher on talking to students about Charlie Hebdo attacks

French ex-Guantanamo prisoner helps youngsters learn from his mistakes

Muslim prison chaplains try to fight Islamist radicalisation