French lawmakers bombarded by anti-Semitic e-mail (JERUSALEM POST) By ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS 11/28/03)
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The French parliament´s president demanded legal action Friday after
55 lawmakers were bombarded with an anti-Semitic e-mail.
Titled "Everything you ever wanted to know about Jews but were afraid
to ask," the e-mail said: "They are everywhere, they have a hold on
The e-mail did not say who sent it.
National Assembly President Jean-Louis Debre asked Paris prosecutors
to pursue those responsible for the "violently anti-Semitic" tract,
his office said.
It refused to name the 55 lawmakers who received the e-mail.
French President Jacques Chirac promised a tough crackdown on anti-
Semitism after an arson attack on a Jewish school outside Paris this
month. There were no injuries, but the building was gutted.
On November 16th, a pre-dawn fire destroyed part of a suburban Jewish
school. No injuries were reported in the blaze at the Merkaz Hatorah
private school, attended by some 160 junior high school students and
60 students in the high school.
Jewish schools, synagogues, and cemeteries have been hit in anti-
Semitic attacks that peaked in 2002 when a Marseille synagogue was
deliberately burned to the ground.
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