'Calling someone a Jew is a curse'

French MP slams tendency to call anti-Semites'extreme right wing activists,' says calling someone a Jew is used as a curse.

Haim Lev ,

French MP Meyer Habib
French MP Meyer Habib
Flash 90

French MP Meyer Habib said the recent attack on two Jewish brothers in suburban Paris was distinctly anti-Semitic.

"This is a very serious event," Habib told Israel's Kol Hai Radio. "It was an explicitly anti-Semitic attack. Today, no one calls these things anti-Semitic - they just say 'extreme right wing' - but it's still anti-Semitism.

"Today, calling someone a 'Jew' is a curse.

"If a Jew cannot live in France, then the problem belongs to the French. They don't just attack Jews. And French Jews have a hard time emigrating to Israel because of the financial and language difficulties."

Last Tuesday, several assailants attacked two Jewish brothers aged 17 and 29 years old. The 29-year-old's finger was sawed off by one of the assailants.