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7,000 French Jews ask USA for Asylum
Arutz 7 ^ | 3-20-2007 | IsraelNN.com

Posted on 03/20/2007 1:12:29 PM PDT by Nachum

(IsraelNN.com) More than 7,000 French Jews have signed a petition asking for political asylum in the United States because of anti-Semitism in France. The petition makes pointed reference to the murder of Ilan Halimi, a 23-year-old Parisian Jew who was kidnapped and tortured to death last year by an anti-Semitic gang, and says that "following the barbarous murder of a young Jew because he was Jewish, in the context of the rise in anti-Semitic acts committed by Islamic fundamentalists, numerous members of the community no longer feel safe in France."

The petition was sent to the U.S. Congress and asks it to enact a law according French Jews refugee status.

Some French Jewish leaders were outraged: "This petition is bizarre, stupid and out of place," said Chaim Musicant, director of CRIF, the umbrella organization of secular French Jewish groups.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americaalone; asylum; france; french; jews; judeophobia; usa
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1 posted on 03/20/2007 1:12:30 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum; SJackson

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2 posted on 03/20/2007 1:14:26 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: Nachum

More than 7,000 French Jews have signed a petition asking for political asylum in the United States because of anti-Semitism in France.

Awww... that's quaint.  Guys, are you totally unfamiliar with the concept of "visa-overstay"?

Owl_Eagle

If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.


3 posted on 03/20/2007 1:16:17 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Nachum

This is a good thing, this petition. It will provoke howls in France, but that is good. France needs to take the situation much more seriously. There is a vicious anti-Semitism among a lot of Arab youths which needs to be stomped out by hard actions by the state. If it were just graffiti and name-calling, it would be one thing. But there are murders and severe beatings going on now. It has to stop. If this jolts France, good. France needs jolting.

It is interesting that these Jews have chosen to seek asylum in America, as opposed to executing their right to emigrate to Israel. My own parochial view is that it is all well and good to go to Israel, but I want to concentrate as much talent in the US as we can get.


4 posted on 03/20/2007 1:17:09 PM PDT by Vicomte13 (Le chien aboie; la caravane passe.)
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I guess some of the French have a brain.


5 posted on 03/20/2007 1:17:16 PM PDT by wastedyears ("These colours don't run, from cold bloody war." - Steve Harris, Bruce Dickinson)
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6 posted on 03/20/2007 1:18:00 PM PDT by SJackson (Muslim women...no lesser role than men in war of liberation...they manufacture men, Hamas Charter)
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To: Nachum

France should kick out the perpetrators. Hint: they are not Christian, not Buddhist. They are all of a certain ideology. If France kicks them out France will be safe again.


7 posted on 03/20/2007 1:19:56 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Nachum

They want out before the inevitable pogroms start in the Islamic Republic Of France...

The Jews are beginning to flee Europe again...
Will the Eurolibs EVER learn from history???


8 posted on 03/20/2007 1:21:00 PM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: Nachum
Boy, that would really p*** the French off. Then maybe we can get CAIR to ask the French for asylum.

It's a win-win.

10 posted on 03/20/2007 1:22:30 PM PDT by Ditto (Global Warming: The 21st Century's Snake Oil)
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To: Nachum

Can we trade them for 7,000 "peace activists" who I'm sure are convinced France is a much better place?


11 posted on 03/20/2007 1:22:35 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: wastedyears

Yes, and they are precisely the ones who want to come to America. Teach them English and roll them on in here.


12 posted on 03/20/2007 1:23:42 PM PDT by twonie (RUDY FOR PRESIDENT '08. THERE - A COMMITMENT OUT LOUD.)
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To: Nachum
But zee Jewish people have nothing but love for us.

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13 posted on 03/20/2007 1:25:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: Nachum

The French are still a pack of cowards at heart, not at all different from how they were in the Vichy years. They will gladly sell the Jews to their new overlords, be they Nazi or Muslim.


14 posted on 03/20/2007 1:25:50 PM PDT by Quick or Dead (Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms - Aristotle)
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To: Nachum

I for one welcome them.


15 posted on 03/20/2007 1:26:22 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Ditto

If only we could send each and every CAIR POS to France, and take the 7,000 Jews in exchange. That would be 7,000 asylees we KNOW aren't plotting to blow us up.


16 posted on 03/20/2007 1:27:35 PM PDT by 3AngelaD
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To: kots
And you just hit the nail DIRECTLY on the head!

But I'm afraid that congress is more interested in having 100M mexicans converted to legal welfare recipients and votes for democratic party.

17 posted on 03/20/2007 1:27:50 PM PDT by TheBattman (I've got TWO QUESTIONS for you....)
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To: Nachum

They don't need asylum in the US, they have Israel to take them.


18 posted on 03/20/2007 1:32:52 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Avg price, REGULAR gas, $3.16/gallon in San Diego.)
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To: Nachum

Hopefully, we're not so French, ourselves, that we won't take them in.


19 posted on 03/20/2007 1:33:47 PM PDT by familyop
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To: kots

Come on over.


20 posted on 03/20/2007 1:33:48 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Vicomte13
If this jolts France, good. France needs jolting.

If murders and severe beatings combined with the riots over the last year are not enough, what makes you think this petition will 'jolt' the French?
I fear nothing less than the failure of the grape crop will jolt the French.

21 posted on 03/20/2007 1:34:34 PM PDT by kanawa (Don't go where you're looking, look where you're going.)
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To: Quick or Dead
"This petition is bizarre, stupid and out of place,"

I suspect similar comments were common as Jews attempted to flee in the 30s
22 posted on 03/20/2007 1:35:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: Nachum

If they really want to be welcomed here, they'll have to go to Mexico and swim to the USA.


23 posted on 03/20/2007 1:36:04 PM PDT by Spok
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To: Nachum

I will welcome any Jew who wants to come to the United States. I just hope most will understand our history and our culture. (not the filth and false degraded culture that liberals are creating).


24 posted on 03/20/2007 1:37:36 PM PDT by Old Landmarks (No fear of man, none!)
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To: Nachum
More than 7,000 French Jews have signed a petition asking for political asylum in the United States because of anti-Semitism in France.

Exsqueeze me? Political asylum here?? Sorry, we're full up - try Israel.

After all, that WAS part of the purpose of forming that country now wasn't it. To have a homeland to escape anti-Semitism world wide.

25 posted on 03/20/2007 1:39:02 PM PDT by Condor51 (Rudy makes John Kerry look like a Right Wing 'Gun Nut' Extremist)
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To: Spok
If they really want to be welcomed here, they'll have to go to Mexico and swim to the USA.

Or just crash the border. Either way, if they come from down south, they'll get the red carpet treatment.

26 posted on 03/20/2007 1:40:23 PM PDT by Disambiguator (If it sounds to good to be true, it's probably sarcasm.)
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To: Old Landmarks

Bienvenue!

As you enter you can pass by the Statue of Liberty,
your gift to the US.


27 posted on 03/20/2007 1:40:29 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Nachum

Let them in, even though they are French.


28 posted on 03/20/2007 1:41:42 PM PDT by RightWhale (Treaty rules;commerce droolz)
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To: kots

This poses a fascinating paradox. We must pick sides.

I too, hope Congress has the courage to support the Jews, but I think they're motivated more by fear than courage.


29 posted on 03/20/2007 1:42:19 PM PDT by keats5 (tolerance of intolerant people is cultural suicide)
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To: twonie
Teach them English

Quite possibly many of them speak English better than many of us.

30 posted on 03/20/2007 1:43:12 PM PDT by RightWhale (Treaty rules;commerce droolz)
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To: Nachum

France, it seems to me, is looking to appease the radicals and run off its educated. Let me see, keep the uneducated trouble makers or the educated Jews that can help the country grow. Oh the French do have hard decisions to make. And the French consider themselves to the upper crust of the world...oh please!


31 posted on 03/20/2007 1:44:49 PM PDT by engrpat
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To: Condor51

"After all, that WAS part of the purpose of forming that country now wasn't it. To have a homeland to escape anti-Semitism world wide."

Should Catholics seeking political asylum be forced to move to the Vatican then?


32 posted on 03/20/2007 1:46:53 PM PDT by DemEater
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To: Bahbah; Txsleuth; Rheo; MagUSNRET
The petition was sent to the U.S. Congress and asks it to enact a law according French Jews refugee status.

Ping

33 posted on 03/20/2007 1:46:54 PM PDT by Mo1 ( http://www.gohunter08.com)
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To: TheBattman; kots
If the 7000 French Jews can just make it into Mexico, then they're home free. Especially if they can speak Spanish. ¡Bienvenídos a los Estádos Unídos!
34 posted on 03/20/2007 1:46:59 PM PDT by Sender (Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.)
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To: kots

"I hope congress approves this. Last time (1939) they didn't."

Refresh my memory - in 1939, Israel did not exist, right? Then why are not French Jews seeking refuge in the Jewish state of Israel instead of the US?


35 posted on 03/20/2007 1:47:19 PM PDT by Howard Jarvis Admirer (Howard Jarvis, the foe of the tax collector and friend of the California homeowner)
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To: tcrlaf
The Jews are beginning to flee Europe again...

Yes, but this time will we turn the boats away? We should accept them.
36 posted on 03/20/2007 1:48:25 PM PDT by HaveHadEnough
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To: Condor51
Sorry, we're full up - try Israel. After all, that WAS part of the purpose of forming that country now wasn't it.

I'd love the congress to officially accommodate these Jews, if only to show up Bush for uselessly sucking in thousands more hostile Saudi sandfleas.

But you have a really good point there.

37 posted on 03/20/2007 1:48:30 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Howard Jarvis Admirer; Condor51

They could seek refuge in Israel but why would we refuse them here? I don't think they have cut off heads in France for a few hundred years now.


38 posted on 03/20/2007 1:49:20 PM PDT by Sender (Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.)
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To: Howard Jarvis Admirer
Then why are not French Jews seeking refuge in the Jewish state of Israel instead of the US?

Because Israel is closer to Iran then the US???

Just a guess on my part

39 posted on 03/20/2007 1:50:19 PM PDT by Mo1 ( http://www.gohunter08.com)
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To: Old Landmarks
"...I just hope most will understand our history and our culture. (not the filth and false degraded culture that liberals are creating)."

I have the feeling that these particular Jews are on the conservative side. Otherwise, they wouldn't try to humiliate France by asking us for asylum from the raging muzzies.
40 posted on 03/20/2007 1:50:20 PM PDT by keats5 (tolerance of intolerant people is cultural suicide)
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To: Vicomte13
I want to concentrate as much talent in the US as we can get.

Absolutely!

41 posted on 03/20/2007 1:50:51 PM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Mo1

I think that I hope they are granted refugee status.

I bet they will find out America isn't the evil empire that Chirac and the Democrats make it out to be.


42 posted on 03/20/2007 1:52:19 PM PDT by Txsleuth (I don't know who I am voting for yet...just window shopping.)
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To: Mo1

Hmmm, I'm for it. Jews are again in danger in France. We blew it last time. We can make up a little bit for that this time around.


43 posted on 03/20/2007 1:53:36 PM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Txsleuth

No way, no how, will we grant French citizens refurgee status.


44 posted on 03/20/2007 1:53:46 PM PDT by ichabod1 ("Liberals read Karl Marx. Conservatives UNDERSTAND Karl Marx." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Mo1

I wonder if the fact that Israel has a draft for military service for both men and women has any effect on their choice to avoid Israel. Dodging the draft, so to speak?


45 posted on 03/20/2007 1:53:51 PM PDT by Howard Jarvis Admirer (Howard Jarvis, the foe of the tax collector and friend of the California homeowner)
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To: ichabod1

Why not???

Have you not seen how the French jews are being treated over there??? Do you want to see a repeat of the 1940's?


46 posted on 03/20/2007 1:55:23 PM PDT by Txsleuth (I don't know who I am voting for yet...just window shopping.)
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To: Constitution Day

Yea, 7000 new democrats.


47 posted on 03/20/2007 1:55:44 PM PDT by stevio ((NRA))
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To: Nachum

Just say "NO". We have enough Democrats here.


48 posted on 03/20/2007 1:57:49 PM PDT by kddid (Hillary Clinton will never be President of the United States.)
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To: CondorFlight

I visited the Normandy region of France a couple of years ago. It was beautiful, the invasion beaches were beyond description and I have to admit it-I was amazed at how friendly, polite and helpful the locals were. I'd go back in an instant.


49 posted on 03/20/2007 1:58:18 PM PDT by SoKatt
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To: Howard Jarvis Admirer

That is possible .. though I think it has more to do with wanting to live a long life not in fear of their lives


50 posted on 03/20/2007 1:58:35 PM PDT by Mo1 ( http://www.gohunter08.com)
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