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September 2, 2016 4:10 am

Teacher at Paris High School Suspended for Antisemitic Facebook Posts

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Janson de Sailly high school in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Janson de Sailly high school in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A school teacher in France has been suspended for making comments hostile to Jews on social media, the Coordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism (CFCA) reported this week.

According to the report, a “literature preparatory class English teacher” at the Janson de Sailly high school in the 16th arrondissement of Paris wrote Holocaust-denying and conspiracy-related posts on her Facebook page, which was open for students to read.

The school has launched an investigation into the matter and the teacher could be expelled. At the very least, she will not teach during the upcoming school year, the report said.

The teacher’s actions “deeply shocked the entire high school community and disrespected all members of the campus,” the director of the school, Patrick Sorin, said in a statement last week.

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In May, The Algemeiner reported that rising antisemitism in the Paris area was forcing French Jews to move elsewhere in the country or immigrate to Israel.

As reported by The Algemeiner last year, French philosopher and public intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy told a New York audience that “[a]ntisemitism in Europe is taking on a new form, is adopting a new wording which makes it again acceptable…by a growing number of French and European people.”

Lévy called the situation of French Jews “critical,” further claiming that “for the first time since long [ago]…Paris and France [are places where] Jews are killed because they are Jews.”

Lévy listed major recent attacks against Jews on French soil and said to those gathered, “I don’t know any French Jew today who does not feel concerned…who does not feel threatened by this atmosphere.”

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