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French Jews Asking Again Are We Safe?
Jewish Life ^ | 3-3-2006 | Gabrielle Birkner

Posted on 03/03/2006 4:55:51 AM PST by I am for Bush

New York’s French Consul General Francois Delattre attempted to reassure American Jewish leaders Tuesday that France was committed to eradicating the “black shadow of anti-Semitism,” in the wake of the shocking murder of a young French Jew who was abducted for ransom.

“You can trust my government, you can trust my authorities, you can trust my country” to aggressively combat anti-Semitism, Delattre told Jewish communal professionals and lay leaders, who met in New York to show solidarity with their French counterparts.

Despite such assurances, the kidnapping and murder of 23-year-old Ilan Halimi has jolted France’s already uneasy Jewish community — still reeling from the wave of anti-Semitic attacks that coincided with the second intifada — and reignited the debate over whether or not France is a safe place for its 600,000 Jews.

Halimi, a cell phone salesman, had very modest means but his kidnappers assumed he was wealthy because he was Jewish, according to French police.

“Whenever there is an anti-Semitic act, we ask the same questions: Are we secure in France? Is the government protecting us? Are the police protecting us?” Benjamin Abtan, president of France’s powerful Jewish student union, UEJF, told The Jewish Week by phone from Paris.

(Excerpt) Read more at cjp.org ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; france; frenchjews; ilanhalimi; jacqueschirac; judeophobia
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1 posted on 03/03/2006 4:55:53 AM PST by I am for Bush
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To: I am for Bush
When were jewish people ever safe in France?

If they have to ask, they know the answer.

NO NO NO NO NO

2 posted on 03/03/2006 5:08:28 AM PST by OldFriend (HELL IS TOO GOOD FOR OUR MAINSTREAM MEDIA)
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To: I am for Bush

The sad thing is that the French Government will be handing over French Jews to French collaborators who will do the initial dirty work for their new masters.


3 posted on 03/03/2006 5:09:16 AM PST by pikachu (Be alert --we need more lerts!)
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To: I am for Bush
French Jews Asking Again — Are We Safe?

No, you are not safe. France, unfortunately, will not protect you.

4 posted on 03/03/2006 5:14:04 AM PST by bondjamesbond (Remember: Shaken, not stirred...)
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To: I am for Bush

If Hitler had never existed, the French would've made him up.


5 posted on 03/03/2006 5:30:13 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: OldFriend; I am for Bush
When were jewish people ever safe in France?

Never! My father served in France in WWII. He waited until I experienced the joy of childbirth to tell me some of the things he saw. He wasn't a hateful person, but boy did he hate the French. On Sunday afternoons, PBS would show either World at War, or Victory at Sea. When we watched footage shot in France, my dad's jaw would start twitching. Watching these programs was my father's way of educating me on the horrors of genocide. We're Irish Catholic, btw.

The French Jews should thumb their noses at Chirac, and emigrate. Nobody would bother them where I live.

6 posted on 03/03/2006 5:31:29 AM PST by TheSpottedOwl (Support the fence....grow a Victory Garden!)
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To: pikachu

The French were so dedicated, that when the Germans asked for the adults, the French insisted that they take the children as well. From what I understand, the Germans were appalled. That's pretty bad when the Germans got upset. IIRC, the Germans I am referring to were regular army, not SS.


7 posted on 03/03/2006 5:34:50 AM PST by TheSpottedOwl (Support the fence....grow a Victory Garden!)
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To: Alouette; SJackson

Ping for how can we try and assimilate 600,000 French Jews.


8 posted on 03/03/2006 5:36:33 AM PST by TheSpottedOwl (Support the fence....grow a Victory Garden!)
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To: I am for Bush
NO - I would suggest they move to a country where at least they can defend themselves - like the USA, Switzerland or Israel
9 posted on 03/03/2006 5:36:59 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - They want to die for Islam, and we want to kill them.)
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To: I am for Bush

Of course Jews are safe in France! The press told us:
“This was not a race or religious issue, it was purely a
thuggish element bordering on criminality. They were not
standing up for the community, we are talking about thugs
and criminals who wanted to deliberately start things up to
create the headlines, and there’s no justification.”


10 posted on 03/03/2006 5:40:38 AM PST by Bon mots
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11 posted on 03/03/2006 5:43:12 AM PST by SJackson (There is but one language which can be held to these people, and this is terror, William Eaton)
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To: I am for Bush

In a word? NO!


12 posted on 03/03/2006 5:47:02 AM PST by MortMan (Trains stop at train stations. On my desk is a workstation...)
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To: TheSpottedOwl
Yes, the French turned over children from a safe monestary where they were being protected. The Germans had not asked for those children, the French volunteered them.

The French have no soul. That space is occupied by pure evil. Always was, always will be.

And yes, I am jewish.

13 posted on 03/03/2006 5:48:44 AM PST by OldFriend (HELL IS TOO GOOD FOR OUR MAINSTREAM MEDIA)
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To: OldFriend

One does not have to be Jewish to "know" the French.


14 posted on 03/03/2006 5:51:51 AM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: I am for Bush
French Jews Asking Again — Are We Safe?


WOW! A Revelation???? Islam is on the verge of taking over Europe and there they sit like they did in the 1930s. Right now, I can't have sympathy toward ignorance. This has been taking place in their faces for years but yet they support the Liberals.

Conservative Jews have been warning the Jews in the United States and around the world the Socialist are not their friends for many years now. The Liberals/Socialist have been in bed with the Muslims for decades. What do they not get? (sheeze)
15 posted on 03/03/2006 5:58:11 AM PST by Paige ("Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." --George Washington)
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To: OldFriend

Of course you're Jewish : ) I mentioned Irish Catholicism because of where my grandparents came from. As an American, I realize that England is America's ally. As a person descended from those who suffered atrocities at the hands of the British, I loathe that country. I had a grandmother, and great aunts who unfortunately(?) told me oral history of how the British destroyed the churches, criminalized the Gaelic language, and of course Catholicism. This started hundreds of years ago, but we've got a long memory.

The French are in a category all in their own. They're supposed to be Catholic, but they spit on the Bible.


16 posted on 03/03/2006 6:13:36 AM PST by TheSpottedOwl (Support the fence....grow a Victory Garden!)
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To: TheSpottedOwl

I have posted on here many times that french Jews need to emigrate. This would have to be a push by all Jews in Israel and the USA. The USA could easily take 600K Jews thru immigration, since I dont know any Jews who dont work or are generally not productive, and that includes the vast amt that are liberal. So here is what I propose, we can take the conservative real Jews and the liberal ones can go anywhere else they can, but not here. If they stay in france, they have a death wish, its only a matter of time and then its on their own heads.


17 posted on 03/03/2006 6:30:04 AM PST by son of caesar
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To: I am for Bush
Jews living in France can hardly look forward to a safe future. As more and more Muslims overwhelm France by flocking into the country, the less safe Jews will be. With uncontrolled immigration, plus the tremendously high birth rate of Third World peoples, combined with a declining birth rate in Europe, the future does not look bright for civilization.

No great civilization that has been overwhelmed by a massive demographic shift of primitives have ever recovered its former level of civilization. Assimilation is always downward.

Muslims hate Jews and are taught from childhood to eliminate all Jews from the face of the Earth.

For the same reason Jews will never be safe in Israel surrounded as they are by tens of millions of Muslims who believe the same thing.

We must remember that Muslims are a people driven by a primitive fundamentalist religion not susceptible to civilized reason.
18 posted on 03/03/2006 6:30:36 AM PST by R.W.Ratikal
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To: I am for Bush

Nope, you sure arent'. You have a government that is more interesting in begging for their lives from the Muslims they so fear.


19 posted on 03/03/2006 6:32:36 AM PST by sandbar
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To: TheSpottedOwl
"The French are in a category all in their own. They're supposed to be Catholic, but they spit on the Bible. "


20 posted on 03/03/2006 6:40:30 AM PST by Convert from ECUSA (The "religion of peace" is actually the religion of constant rage and riots.)
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