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The premises of the Jewish Student Union has been vandalised at the University of the Sorbonne in Paris.

Antisemitic graffiti was daubed on the walls, including “death to Israel” and “Zionist racist anti-goy premises”. A cupboard in the building was broken into, with documents scattered across the floor.

The President of the University, Georges Haddad, has condemned the act and announced an investigation

Sacha Ghozlan, President of the Union des Etudiants Juifs de France, said “Antisemitism is always present on France, it needs to be fought everywhere, including in the universities. Today we remember Mireille Knoll and discover this too,there is clearly a problem in our country” continuing to “call on university presidents and on the ministry of Education, to act firmly”.

The Union of Jewish Students in the UK seems to have been informed that a firebomb was used in the attack, but we have been unable to confirm this.

In the wake of an antisemitic murder in the French capital, this is yet another indictment of French society, which yet again has shown itself to be increasingly inhospitable to Jews.


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Daniel Leons-Marder is the editor of Everyday Antisemitism. He first became involved with Campaign Against Antisemitism when he became aware of Holocaust denial books being sold by Amazon. He graduated in Summer 2016 with First Class Honours and as Dux Litterarum in Comparative Literature and Philosophy from Royal Holloway. He is currently at law school. He was previously a recording and touring musician.