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Majority of French Blame Jews for Growing Anti-Semitism

From JNS.org:

At least 60 percent of French believe that the Jewish population have some responsibility for the rise of anti-Semitism in their country, according to a poll conducted by the Ipsos market research firm.

Over half of the French population think Jews have a “lot of power,” while 40 percent believe Jews are “a little too present in the media,” the 18-month study concluded, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Anti-Semitism has has been on the rise in French recently, with an 84 percent increase in attacks in 2015 alone, according to reports.

The survey, sponsored by the Fondation du Judaïsme Français, also found 13 percent of respondents think “there are a few too many Jews in France.”

These results are compatible with reports that French emigration is on the rise and another recent survey that said 43 percent of French Jews are planning to make aliyah to Israel.

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