Sarah Halimi: “In family’s first major interview, William Attal says he can ‘no longer stay silent’ over his sister’s brutal killing by a Muslim neighbor in April”

Seeking justice, brother of Sarah Halimi sees ‘warning’ for French Jews in grisly slaying
by Raoul Wootliff
July 18, 2017

The killing of French Jew Sarah Halimi and subsequent efforts to deny its anti-Semitic motives represent a turning point for France’s Jewish community and must seen as a “warning sign” of the country’s changing attitudes towards Jews. That is the message William Attal, Halimi’s brother, is seeking to stress to both the French community and to Jews around the world. Speaking to the Times of Israel this week in the Paris suburb where he grew up and still lives, Attal, 62, described the killing and its treatment by police as “a modern day Dreyfus affair,” referring to the late-19th century trial in which a Jewish army officer was falsely labeled a traitor to the French Republic after he was accused of passing secrets to Germany. READ MORE

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