The company the advert was for and website that hosted it have denied responsiblity
Lizzie Dearden – 4 February 2015
“You are rigorous, well-organised, diligent…and if possible, not a Jew.”
That was part of a French job advert’s description of the ideal candidate for a graphic designer post in Paris.
The advert, which was posted on specialist site Graphic-Jobs.com by NSL Studio on Monday, was withdrawn within minutes but sparked widespread condemnation in France.
Anti-Semitic attacks are reportedly on the rise in the country and fears peaked after an associate of the Charlie Hebdo gunmen, Amedy Coulibaly, deliberately targeted Jews at a Kosher grocery in his murderous rampage.
The job advert is the latest incident in what campaigners say is proof of rising anti-Jewish sentiment in the country.
— GDK (@DavidKombila1) February 2, 2015