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31 July 2014 | by Antoine de Tarlé

Their enemy’s enemy

The French Government and the Catholic Church have condemned the anti-Semitic demonstrations which have targeted Jewish shops and synagogues in recent weeks. Here a commentator says the latest protests have had the effect of bringing together once mortal enemies Last February a strange demonstration took place in Paris. Several far-right organisations gathered to protest against the French Government’s bill to legalise same-sex marriage. However, observers noticed two things: there were shouts of “Mort aux juifs” (“Death to Jews”), a slogan not heard since the Second World War, and there were also a few Muslims among a crowd previously well known to take strongly anti-Islamic positions.Last week an anti-Israeli, pro-Gaza demonstration by pro-Palestinian orga


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