A teenager who attacked a Jewish teacher with a machete in the south of France is to face terrorism charges for attempted murder.
Benjamin Amsellem was on his way to work in Marseille on Monday morning wearing a kippah when the teen slashed at him with a machete, wounding him in the back and hand. He fell to the ground and protected himself with a book he had with him.
Police have opened an investigation into a BBC radio caller who made antisemitic accusations throughout a 13-minute on-air conversation.
The caller, referred to as “Andy from St. Margaret’s”, told BBC Radio London host Simon Lederman that “Zionists” were “trying to control us more and more and more” and that Britain was dominated by “the Jewish financial system”.
A group of strictly Orthodox Jews was reportedly attacked on Wednesday night, in what is believed to be an antisemitic incident.
Reports suggested two men and a woman in the Tottenham area of north London were pelted with gas canisters by a gang of three men who shouted: “Hitler is on the way to you. Heil Hitler, Heil Hitler, Heil Hitler.”