Flexing Their Muscles

Three days after a suicide bombing in a Jerusalem pizzeria killed 16 and injured more than 80 last month, several hundred people gathered in front of the Trocadéro Museum in Paris, site of the 1948 signing of the U.N's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. After a period of silence, a young girl read out the names and ages of the victims. Then the protest concluded with the singing of the Israeli national anthem, followed by scattered shouts of "Long live Israel!" and "Arafat murderer!"

Though brief and subdued, the demonstration was unusual for members of France's 600,000-strong Jewish community,...

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