French President François Hollande outlines his government’s upcoming plan to fight anti-Semitism and racism at an annual dinner of France’s most influential Jewish organisation Monday amid mounting alarm over recent anti-Semitic attacks.

The annual dinner of the Conseil Représentatif des Institutions juives de France (CRIF) — a major event on the French political calendar — comes at a tense time for Jews in France, home to Europe’s largest Jewish community.

A deadly January 9 attack on a Paris kosher supermarket — just days after jihadists stormed French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo — was followed by the vandalisation of hundreds of graves at Jewish cemeteries in eastern and northern France in recent weeks.

The desecrations came just days after a Danish gunman targeted a cultural centre and synagogue in Copenhagen earlier this month, killing two people.

Source: France24