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January 2, 2019 4:37 pm

Jewish Groups Welcome Paris Restaurant’s Suspension of Staff Photographed Making Antisemitic ‘Quenelle’ Salute

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Le Train Bleu staff members engage in a ‘quenelle’ salute. Photo: Twitter.

Jewish groups are welcoming the move by a famous Paris restaurant to suspend staff members who were recently photographed making a notorious antisemitic gesture.

The incident in question — detailed in a Haaretz report — occurred at Le Train Bleu, located in the French capital’s Gare de Lyon train station.

The controversy arose after a picture began circulating on social media of Le Train Bleu employees smiling as they engaged in a “quenelle” salute – which was created and popularized by the antisemitic French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala.

Shortly after the scandal erupted, the company that owns Le Train Bleu issued a condemnation and announced the suspension of the involved staff members until an investigation was completed.

On Wednesday, the World Jewish Congress — joined by the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (CRIF) — expressed “appreciation” for the restaurant’s action.

The American Jewish Committee’s Paris office also earlier tweeted its support for the restaurant’s management.

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