SG is again confused... Indrajaya is correct in her comments. In the example of France, I am afraid that the decrease in hate crimes (whose victims have always been mainly Arabs and Blacks) is not so much due to effort on the part of the government (that would be too good a news) but to a change of attitude in French behaviour towards its huge Arab minority, many are coming to terms with the fact that if they cannot reject them, they have to accept them as they are French and cannot be kicked out. It is as well as a way for the majority of French to distance themselves from the etreme right's openly racist propaganda and growing influence. The rise of anti semitism in majority is also due the extreme right which hates the Jews more than the Arabs(what is the government doing?)but also due to young French Muslims who easily identify with the Palestinian cause and the antiBush awareness and see in each Jew a face of the Israel/USA parternship they hate and that is sad.
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from the article: Human Rights First: Hate crimes, anti-Semitism on rise in Europe