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Jews to face new challenges in post-elections France
Haaretz.com ^ | April 25 2012 | Richard Presquier

Posted on 04/28/2012 1:06:24 AM PDT by Cincinna

  The challenge is daunting for Nicholas Sarkozy. The second round of the French Presidential elections will be decided by the transfer of votes.

  For the French Jewish community, appalled by the murders in the Jewish school in Toulouse, one of the key issues is how willing each candidate is to fight the new anti-Semitism that has developed under the mask of anti-Zionism.

  Nicolas Sarkozy has developed strong links with the French Jewish community; he has a deep knowledge of Israel and a deep sympathy for this country, which he uses sometimes for chiding the Israeli government. France has become the major supporter of Israel in advocating a firm stance against Iran. 

  The question arises: how will the need to think about future political coalition-building, future governing circles, affect the two men's positions, and how will the results of the first round change the outlook?

  The main question that arises for the Jewish community, if François Hollande becomes the President of France, is the influence that might be exerted by those socialist leaders who have negative views towards Israel's policies. Beyond the socialists, but still in Hollande's camp, are the leftist parties and the Greens who express a deep hostility towards Israel and are at the forefront of every anti-Israel demonstration, declaration and petition. The fact that Jean Luc Melenchon, the charismatic leader of the renewed Communist party, only managed a disappointing 11% result, might well reduce its impact on French foreign policy, but I expect a surge in leftist and Communist manifestations of anti-Zionism.

  The French Jewish community which is, regardless of its political leanings, very close to Israel, will need to face these new challenges.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; europeanunion; france; frenchelection; israel; sarkozy
The author, Richard, is the President of CRIF, the representative Council of French Jewish Institutions, the umbrella organization representing the French Jewish community.

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1 posted on 04/28/2012 1:06:33 AM PDT by Cincinna
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To: Cincinna; afraidfortherepublic; mojo114; seenenuf; LucyT; Think free or die; DollyCali; ...

The re-emergence of the hardcore communist left, led by Mélanchon, and other far left groups like the greens and ecologists, who have a long tradition of anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism and support for the Muslims and Palestinians is a huge problem for Hollande.

Hollande must unite these fringe far leftist groups to win, and include them in his government if he wins, which is likely.

Israel will no longer have a friend and supporter in France, and the groups that demonstrate for the end if Israel, and are behind the BDS movements around the world, the Gaza flotilla, etc will be in power in France.


2 posted on 04/28/2012 1:18:57 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna

What can be said? We just have to wait and wonder if the world is going to go on fire yet again...


3 posted on 04/28/2012 3:32:01 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Cincinna

I bet many French Jews are contemplating leaving France to go to Israel. It’s going to get very ugly in France for Jews under Hollande. The left LIVES to stick it to the Jews and the many muslims in France are licking their lips.


4 posted on 04/28/2012 3:53:53 AM PDT by bergmeid
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To: bergmeid

I just don’t understand why the majority of Jews vote socialist ,especially since socialist have a record of mistreating and murdering Jews.

In the U/S/, socialist = Democrat.


5 posted on 04/28/2012 4:21:01 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: miss marmelstein

A lot of Western Europe is becoming an Islamist colony. Are the Greens, Socialists, Communists stupid enough to think that, once they have driven off the last Jew, the Islamists won’t come after them? The left hates Western civilization so much they would rather see it replaced with an Islamic theocracy.


6 posted on 04/28/2012 4:23:48 AM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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Thanks Cincinna.


7 posted on 04/28/2012 6:09:08 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: miss marmelstein

No need to wonder my dear. The fuse is lit. It’s just a matter of when the flame hits the powder.


8 posted on 04/28/2012 6:34:19 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

My elderly mother keeps saying that the times remind her of the eve of WWII.


9 posted on 04/28/2012 8:12:13 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Cincinna
Here's the bottom line: if the Muslim population of France (and the rest of Europe) becomes much higher, then Jews will increasingly be subject to violent attack. The ONE AND ONLY criterion for support from France's Jews should be "What is the politician's stance regarding further immigration of Muslims?"

So far, the only politician with the correct stance on this is Marine Le Pen.

10 posted on 04/28/2012 8:17:18 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: bergmeid

You are right. Many Jews have already made plans to leave France.

The French people have a terrible history of anti-Semitism. It is almost part of their DNA.


11 posted on 04/28/2012 11:19:32 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: hoosierham

That is very true in the US, where Obama got 78% of the Jewish vote in 2007.
It is the opposite in France. Sarkozy and his UMP party have always had the support of the Jewish community in France, and still does.


12 posted on 04/28/2012 11:23:33 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: PapaBear3625

WRONG! Sarkozy has always been against it, has deported radical Islamists, raided their hate filled mosques, and put in place a program to cut in half the number of immigrants.

Sarko has always Savored “immigration choisi” allowing only people who share France’s western culture, values and language, who are willing to assimilate, come into France.

Hollande wants to give immigrants the right to vote.


13 posted on 04/28/2012 11:30:13 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: PapaBear3625

WRONG! Sarkozy has always been against it, has deported radical Islamists, raided their hate filled mosques, and put in place a program to cut in half the number of immigrants.

Sarko has always favored “immigration choisi” allowing only people who share France’s western culture, values and language, who are willing to assimilate, come into France.

Hollande wants to give immigrants the right to vote.


14 posted on 04/28/2012 11:30:36 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: miss marmelstein

She’s more right than she knows I suspect.


15 posted on 04/28/2012 11:59:40 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Cincinna
WRONG! Sarkozy has always been against it, has deported radical Islamists, raided their hate filled mosques, and put in place a program to cut in half the number of immigrants.

Sarkozy has delivered some rhetoric about the need for less immigration, but his actual results have been meager, and I would argue that his rhetoric has mostly been a reaction to Le Pen, who we should remember achieved close to 20% of the vote primarily on the immigration issue.

If he hadn't been afraid of even more voters shifting to Le Pen, Sarki's response would have been even more meager.

16 posted on 04/28/2012 12:47:54 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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17 posted on 04/30/2012 10:35:23 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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In an interview with Radio J, the French radio station of the Jewish community in France, Nicolas Sarkozy expressed his strong, enduring, non conditional support for the State of Israel as a Jewish state. He could not have been clearer or more forceful.

http://m.soundcloud.com/nicolas-sarkozy/interview-de-nicolas-sarkozy


18 posted on 04/30/2012 1:09:19 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna

Sarkozy, Israel and the Jews
France’s new President: Good for the Jews?

http://www.pjvoice.com/v33/33007sarkozy.aspx

After Toulouse attack, French Jews are reconsidering Sarkozy

http://www.jta.org/news/article/2012/03/27/3092359/after-toulouse-attack-french-jews-reconsider-sarkozy

Sarkozy calls Israel a ‘miracle’ in electoral pitch to Jews

http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/64307/sarkozy-calls-israel-a-miracle-in-electoral-pitch-to-jews/


19 posted on 04/30/2012 1:42:12 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Cincinna
Cincinna, I am old enough to have studied the 'Vichy' French during WW-II.

Remember - a traitor is forever! ................................................. FRegards

20 posted on 04/30/2012 7:17:20 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: Nachum

Thanks, Nachum
I listened to the Radio J interview a few times, and Sarko’s commitment to Israel is consistent with his past positions, and is a strong reaffirmation of his support.


21 posted on 04/30/2012 9:33:21 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: gonzo

I agree that Pétain was a traitor. He was executed as such after the end if WWII.
Sarkozy is no Pétain. The comments about “real work” attributed by the communist newspaper l’Humanité to Pétain and Sarko are lies. Pétain never uttered those words.
Sarko used them to include all people who actually work for a living in the labor day festivities on May 1, not just a national holiday held captive by the far left.


22 posted on 04/30/2012 9:38:48 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna

Petain was not executed, he died in 1951, at the age of 95.


23 posted on 04/30/2012 9:41:44 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Cincinna

French hostility? Le merde de le mond. Back to normal.


24 posted on 05/01/2012 7:55:54 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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