Gavin Mortimer Gavin Mortimer

The shallow solidarity of saying ‘we’re all Jews’

One of the demonstrations against anti-Semitism in France on Sunday (Credit: Getty images)

Over 100,000 French citizens marched peacefully through their cities on Sunday. They did so to show their support for the country’s 500,000 Jews, a growing number of whom have been harassed physically and verbally since Hamas attacked Israel last month. 

In the Mediterranean city of Nice many of the 3,000 demonstrators chanted ‘we’re all Jews’, a facile and frankly offensive refrain.

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