That’s what 100s of anti-Israel rioters yelled in Paris today as they attacked the synagogue de la Roquette (yeah, really). If that wasn’t enough, they also threw a molotov cocktail a the synagogue while Jewish worshippers were trapped inside. By the time police arrived 20 minutes later, 4 Jews were injured according to Le Monde Juif. Rioters also surrounded the Don Yitzchak Abarbanel Synagogue in the 11th arrondissement of Paris on Sunday, and threw rocks into the house of worship. A large police force had to be called in to extricate Jews stuck inside.

Here’s an instagram video from the Roquette synagogue:

These attacks took place after a day of anti-Israel protests in Paris which ended on Bastille Square, with people throwing projectiles onto a cordon of police who responded with tear gas. The unrest was continuing early Sunday evening.

So yeah. When they tell you anti-Israel doesn’t mean anti-Jewish… let them know they are full of shit.

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.


  • This is actually false information. The protestors were actually provoked by a small group of JDL (jewish defense league, a kahanist group forbidden in Israel and the US but allowed to exist in France) militants with the french police in the middle. Before the pro-Palestinian protest, the french JDL had already planned to bring both pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian militants in front of the synagogue in the La Roquette street.
    About the antisemitic insults, I don’t know if they were said or not (I wasn’t there, some people say they “heard them”, others that they didn’t). It is possible that they were said, we don’t know. However, the french JDL guys also routinely scream islamophobic and anti-arab racist insults when they are together here in France. You can see it at the end of this video, if you understand french:
    (“fucking arab, come here if you want to fight”, “no arabs, no attacks” etc. etc. nothing different from death to the jews)
    The JDL is not some obscure and fringe organization; they are made of many young (generally working class) french jews and enjoy a lot of support or at least tolerance within the community.
    They are clearly a jewish fascist group, mirroring the Israeli ideological evolutions. It is urgent that diasporic jewish communities, whether in France or the US start to open themselves to other narratives on Israel, zionism, arabs, muslims, Palestine and the west or else they will continue to give an open boulevard to these fascist groups. These guys have to be countered with no tolerance whatsoever. Not only are they, as individual, responsible of extremely violent acts against Palestinians when they join the Israeli army and against arabs or leftists here in France in daily life. But they also open doors for anti-Semitism to flourish.
    The French jewish press, and this American website, are being completely irresponsible by just repeating the JDL version of things without looking at the other side.

    • No offense there Ash but you know and I know that the JDL are clowns. The video you linked me to showed a small little manif and some stupid name calling. The videos I have posted and others that I have seen of the Synagogue attacks kind of speak for themselves. You can’t compare a couple dozen little boys to a giant screaming mob. I stand by what I reported and I am also not American.

  • What can I say….DISGUSTING, DEPLORABLE, SHAMEFUL that this sort of thing is still going on!

    You’re right, CK; anti-Israel, anti-Jew, same difference.