An online job advert which specified candidates should “if possible not be Jewish” has provoked outrage in France, adding to fears that anti-Semitism is on the rise there. But the company that posted the advert claims it was hacked, says The Independent.

The advert appeared on a specialist graphic design job site,, on Monday. It was for an online graphic design job with an agency called NSL.

The advert listed the profile of the ideal candidate, including a bulleted list of the usual qualities – “You are: rigorous, well-organised, diligent” – and one startling entry: “If possible, not Jewish.”

The advert was taken down within minutes, but French media jumped on it as another example of anti-Semitism in the wake of the massacre of Jews at a Kosher delicatessen by Amedy Coulibaly.

Source: The Week