‘Vanity Fair’ story about anti-Semitic pogrom in Paris is falling apart

Vanity Fair has some explaining to do. Its August edition includes an article by Marie Brenner, titled, “The Troubling Question in the French Jewish Community: Is It Time to Leave?” that uses as evidence of anti-semitism a controversial incident from the streets of Paris during the height of Israeli slaughter in Gaza last summer: hostilities that broke out near a synagogue on July 13, 2014. The fracas caused French President Francois Hollande to ban all further pro-Palestinian demonstrations in France, while reports of this violence as “anti-semitic” spread on social media, and were quickly picked up and parroted by the mainstream press. Those accounts were immediately countered by conflicting reports. An investigations ensued.
Videos published at the time on French media provide evidence that the Jewish Defense League (JDL), which is classified as a terrorist organization in the U.S., provoked pro-Palestinian demonstrators that day. You can see them throwing chairs and projectiles at the protesters. Back then, we reported the story: “Violence outside Paris synagogue falsely attributed to anti-Semitism.”

Here is the Jewish Defense League waiting for the police to arrive and chanting racist slogans.

Full story at mondoweiss

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