Macron denounces ‘scourge of antisemitism’ after Jewish girl’s rape

French President Emmanuel Macron has told ministers that a “scourge of antisemitism” threatens French schools, a member of his entourage says, after a 12-year-old Jewish girl was raped in a suspected hate crime.

Macron “spoke solemnly and seriously about the scourge of antisemitism” in a cabinet meeting, the source says, calling for “dialogue” about racism and hatred of Jews in schools to prevent “hateful speech with serious consequences” from “infiltrating” classrooms.

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