Not-So-Young ‘Youth’: French Airman Implicated in Anti-Semitic Attack

Late last month, a Jewish teenager wearing a yarmulke was brutally beaten in Paris’s 19th arrondissement by a gang of what the French media has widely-described as “youngsters”: jeunes. As discussed in my earlier WPR report “‘Gang Wars’ or Anti-Semitic Attacks?,” while the Paris District Attorney’s office has identified anti-Semitism as an “aggravating” factor in the attack, both the District Attorney’s office and the French media have strongly relativized the charge of anti-Semitism by presenting the incident as the outcome of a series of “clashes” between rival “youth gangs”: a black and/or Arab gang, on the one hand, and a […]

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