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  אב 9, 5768 , 10/08/08

France Arrests Suspect for 'Sarkozy--Jewish' Graffiti

French police have arrested a 63-year-old man for allegedly writing "Sarkozy, Jewish thieves" on a courthouse. French President Nicolas Sarkozy's grandfather was Jewish, and his son Jean is engaged to a Jewish girl from a wealthy French family. The engagement has touched off several racial slurs against Jews.

Jena Sarkozy is a member of the Council of Neilly-sur-Seine, where he discovered the grafitti. He has denied rumors that he plans to convert to Judaism, but he and his fiancé recently visited Israel to learn about Judaism.

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