French Jews sue YouTube

A group of French Jews is suing a YouTube over an anti-Semitic video clip.

The National Bureau of Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism filed suit against the French Web site Dailymotion and plans a similar action against YouTube, Agence France-Presse reported. The National Bureau objects to a video in which photographs of prominent French officials are set to a pre-World War II song describing the guests at a Jewish wedding as rude and dirty.

“We consider this video, though it names no one, to be a photographic list of an anti-Semitic nature and therefore liable to criminal prosecution,” the bureau’s head, French Jewish leader Sammy Ghozlan, said in a statement.

Earlier in the week, the bureau took action against a shop in northeast Paris that was selling a T-shirt with the phrase “Jews forbidden from entering the park” in German and Polish.

The proprieters of the shop in the multi-ethnic Belleville neighborhood, a Chinese woman and her daughter, were arrested and are facing possible charges of incitement to racial hatred, authorities said Thursday.

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