Focus Marseille's culture clash: An old hatred acquires a new face

Part 3 of 3: Anti-Semitism has a long history in Europe. But Jews are feeling increasingly threatened by what they see as a new wave of prejudice – brewed in part by burgeoning extremism in Muslim communities.

By , Staff writer

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France, like much of Europe these days, is in a period of social tumult. Far-right parties like the National Front are gaining ground and influencing local governmentsMuslims face worsening Islamophobia. And the outrage that many Muslims feel about Western and Israeli policies in the Mideast is fostering a very old problem: anti-Semitism. Marseille, a multicultural city on the Mediterranean, offers a vantage point onto these related issues.