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France Thwarts Homemade Bomb Attack on Synagogue

France, struggling with a resurgence of anti-Semitic crime, said on Saturday it had thwarted an attack on a synagogue in a Paris suburb overnight after discovering a homemade bomb in its grounds. The French Interior Ministry said the amateur bomb, found in the garden of a synagogue in the Paris suburb of Villiers-le-Bel overnight on Friday, came a day after an attack on a monument to Jewish soldiers who died at Verdun in World War I. The incidents followed the desecration of 127 tombs in the Jewish cemetery of Herrlisheim in Alsace earlier this month. Interior Minister Dominique de Villepin vehemently condemned what he called “these intolerable acts” in a statement and reiterated orders to police to make surveillance at places of worship a priority. Full Story

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