Commenter Mark Moore alerted me to more sad news from La Douce France again today. Arsonists have destroyed a Jewish center in Paris, leaving behind anti-Semitic graffiti. From another report, Paris police chief Jean-Paul Proust, who visited the scene, vowed: “We will find those responsible and take them before the courts.” [You couldn’t resist that name, could you?–ed. Eh, bien.]
For the francophone, Le Monde coverage of the “social center” burning is here. In truth, it seems French authorities are quite concerned about the recent rise in anti-Semitism and taking it seriously. How much they can do is another question. Incidents have skewed way up in the first half of 2004 and they weren’t that low to begin with.