PARIS – Vandals set fire Monday to the car of a Paris rabbi who was stabbed outside his synagogue over the weekend, news reports said, partially destroying the vehicle.

A neighbor alerted authorities after walking by the parking lot of Rabbi Gabriel Farhi’s home and seeing his car set ablaze. . . .

Anti-Jewish violence increased in France after Israeli-Palestinian fighting broke out in September 2000 and has continued to mount since the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the United States.

France has both large Jewish and Muslim communities.

Yes, but the Jewish community has been largely peaceful. To his credit, Chirac has condemned the attacks. I hope his response will go beyond condemnation.

UPDATE: Maybe he should look into where the money from sales of “Mecca Cola” is going.