Sunday, July 16, 2017

Misleading Headline in Local About "French Jews" Being Against Bibi Visit to Paris

The headline reads "French Jews condemn Netanyahu's invite to Paris Vel d'Hiv ceremony" (commemorating the 75th anniversary of the infamous round up of French Jews during WW2)--which makes it sound like this is a mainstream Jewish phenomenon. A few paragraphs down, however, we learn exactly which "French Jews" are against the visit:
The Union of French Jews for Peace (UJFP) described the decision to invite Netanyahu as "shocking" and "unacceptable". France's Communist Party also protested, saying Netanyahu was not bringing a message of peace. And former French ambassador to Israel, Elie Barnavi, told AFP: "The presence of Netanyahu makes me a little uneasy.
"This story has nothing to do with Israel," he added.
Actually, it has everything to with Israel in the sense that, had there been an Israel 75 years ago, those Vel d'Hiv Jews would have had somewhere to escape to (as, in ever increasing numbers, French Jews are doing today).  

Update: Macron hosts Netanyahu, condemns anti-Zionism as anti-Semitism

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