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Paris Court Dismisses Licra Complaint Against Le Monde

March 25, 1983
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A Paris court today dismissed “on basic legal grounds” the complaint lodged by the International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism (LICRA) against the French daily Le Monde and its former editor, Jacques Fauvet,

LICRA had claimed in its plea that the daily had been guilty of “spreading racial hatred and anti-Semitism” by publishing last summer a virulently anti-Israel advertisement. LICRA’s attorney and witnesses called by the organization told the court that anti-Zionism is tantamount to anti-Semitism.

The court, however, dismissed the complaint saying it was not justified on legal grounds as it did not fall under the specific law invoked by LICRA’s attorney. The court added: “Moreover, it appeared from the court discussions that LICRA’s own views on this subject are not shared by all of France’s Jews.”

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