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  • The truth about the Yom Kippur war, Nixon and Kissinger

    10/14/2016 10:17:30 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 43 replies
    This month marks the 43rd anniversary of the Yom Kippur War. We have been fed some false information about this war. For starters, Israel did not strike first unlike in the 1967 Six day war when Israel was forced to launch a pre-emptive strike as her enemies amassed on her borders and as the UN stood aside and allowed them to do so. The Arabs shot first  On the night of September 25, King Hussein secretly flew to Tel Aviv to warn Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir of an impending Syrian attack. Throughout September, Israel received eleven more warnings...
  • Trump Targets Obama and Clinton Betrayal of Israel

    05/01/2016 5:28:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/01/16 | David Singer
    Obama and Clinton's shameful betrayal of Israel in this sordid affair seems set to be targeted by Trump. Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech has created expectations that he will match Marco Rubio’s pledge to stand by the commitments made by President Bush to Israel’s Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in Bush’s letter dated 14 April 2004. Rubio made his unequivocal pledge on 3 December 2015 at the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Forum during his unsuccessful race to secure the Republican Party’s endorsement as its Presidential nominee:
  • Ex-Israeli PM Ehud Olmert Sentenced for Taking Bribes From U.S. Businessman

    05/26/2015 2:48:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon May 25, 2015 | Mike Schwartz
    Jerusalem (CNN)Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in prison for taking cash from an American businessman. He was also fined $25,700. Police said Olmert received the money from 1993 through 2006, during his tenure as Jerusalem's mayor and while holding ministerial positions under former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. He took over as prime minister in 2006 after a stroke incapacitated Sharon. The new sentence is in addition to the six years in prison Olmert is already facing for taking bribes related to a controversial Jerusalem housing project -- also while he was mayor. Olmert was...
  • Sobran: My Obsession with Jews [for all who mistakenly think he is a valuable contributor]

    10/30/2003 8:04:40 AM PST · by Chancellor Palpatine · 254 replies · 4,697+ views
    Federal Observer ^ | maybe 10/30/03 | Joe Sobran
    <p>Now and then I get letters and e-mail messages asking why I am so "obsessed" with Jews and Israel. The question amuses me. It would be one thing if I often wrote about Mali, or Honduras, or Borneo, or any other nation or country most people remember only as a name from geography class.</p>
  • Notes From a French Anti-Semitic Heartland

    07/21/2004 8:26:56 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 12 replies · 577+ views
    Haaretz ^ | July 22, 2004 | Daniel Ben Simon
    "What do you want from my life," groused L., a top journalist with France 2 Television, during a meeting with French-speaking Israelis who visited its main studio last year. The morning of the visit, the French newspaper Liberacion published a Jewish Agency prediction of large-scale immigration of French Jews to Israel. The journalist had trouble keeping his composure. His parents immigrated to France from Algeria in the early 1960s, soon after its independence. Algerian Jews who had French citizenship immigrated to France and settled without much problem. L. is a case in point. As a leading correspondent for France 2,...
  • Wiesenthal Petition: Urge President Chirac to Block Hezbollah'S Antisemitic...[French TV]

    11/25/2004 2:48:05 PM PST · by risk · 17 replies · 412+ views
    Simon Wiesenthal Center ^ | November 24, 2004 | SWC Snider Social Action Institute
    Against the backdrop of continuing hate crimes against French Jewry, France's Broadcasting Authority had banned Hezbollah's Al-Manar viciously antisemitic and anti-Israel TV (see right and below) for violating French anti-incitement laws. Earlier this week, French Broadcasting Authority announced that it had reversed its ban thereby giving Al-Manar the license to continue broadcasting into France and elsewhere in Europe via French satellite television after the Beirut-based mouthpiece of the terrorist Hizbollah organization allegedly agreed not to broadcast any hate programming. The Wiesenthal Center has protested to French Broadcasting Authority President Dominique Baudis (click here to read) and we urge you now...
  • French immigrants in Israel: ‘Situation became unbearable’ (in France)

    08/02/2013 11:13:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 08.02.13, 16:51 | Omri Efraim
    Many French citizens have traveled in Israel as part of their annual holiday, but this week a few hundred of them landed at Ben Gurion Airport—forever. Three flights arrived from Paris and another one made its way from Marseilles. On the aircraft were new immigrants who said they were fulfilling a dream. “I feel I’ve arrived home; making aliyah is a dream come true,” said Sabrina Kozirov, 40, who came from France with her husband and two teenage daughters. … Kozirov said, “The situation in France had become unbearable. There is a large Muslim community and harsh political criticism of...
  • The "New" French Anti-Semitism

    08/23/2004 4:15:22 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 13 replies · 616+ views
    The "New" French Anti-Semitism By Don | August 23, 2004 Earlier this month, Jews were attacked at Auschwitz. Their assailants weren’t Arabs, Germans, Poles or members of another group historically associated with anti-Semitism, but Frenchmen – the children of liberty, equality and fraternity.The incident was part of a growing trend. Despite the protestations of President Jacques Chirac, European anti-Semitism has a French address.The Jews – students from the U.S., Israel and Poland – were touring the museum at the death camp that’s come to symbolize the horrors of the Holocaust. One of them, Tamar Schuri, had an Israeli...
  • Exodus of French Jews expected (Jewish Agency to assist in the rescue of thousands of French Jews)

    06/13/2004 10:40:48 AM PDT · by UKIP · 128 replies · 1,327+ views ^ | 13/06/2004 | Tisha Steyn
    Jerusalem - The Jewish Agency is bracing itself for the immigration of tens of thousands French Jews into Israel as a result of a growing anti-Semitism in France, a spokesperson for the organisation said on Sunday. Senior government officials including Immigration Absorption Minister Tzippi Livni, cabinet director Ilan Cohen and the president of the quasi-governmental Jewish Agency, Sallai Meridor, met last week "to work out how to come to the help of potential Jewish immigrants from France", Yaden Vatikai told AFP. Vatikai said that a report compiled by the agency had found 30 000 out of France's 575 000-strong Jewish...
  • French Justice Rewards Anti-Semitism (Let's All Agree *Not* To Liberate These Clowns Next Time...)

    06/11/2004 7:09:53 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 40 replies · 195+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/11/04 | Olivier Guitta
    About three months ago, the French Jewish (it is unfortunately important to mention her religion) singer Shirel was performing at a gala attended by, among others, France’s First Lady Mrs. Bernadette Chirac. Upon entering the stage and during her song, Shirel was welcomed by young Muslims sitting in the first rows yelling, “Dirty Jew. Death to the Jews. We’ll kill you.” If this were not disgusting enough, the loud silence of Mrs Chirac speaks volumes about the condition of French Jews today. It is not then surprising that recent Court decisions confirm this increasing trend of official hostility to Jews....
  • Sins on the Seine--Betrayal: France, the Arabs, and the Jews

    03/07/2007 5:51:31 PM PST · by SJackson · 48 replies · 831+ views
    Azure ^ | 3-7-07 | NOAH POLLAK
    Sins on the Seine Reviewed by   NOAH POLLAK DAVID PRYCE-JONES Betrayal: France, the Arabs, and the Jews Encounter Books, 2006, 171 pages  On July 12, 2006, Hezbollah militants launched rockets and mortars into Israel to divert attention from a simultaneous ambush on an Israel Defense Forces border patrol, in which three soldiers were killed, two were abducted, and five more were killed in the rescue attempt that followed. Two days later, French President Jacques Chirac pronounced Israel’s nascent military response “completely disproportionate” and added that “One could ask if today there is not a sort of will to...
  • “Jewish Extremist” Plot to Kill Chirac

    08/28/2003 11:24:45 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 15 replies · 294+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28 aug 03 | Anon
    French Weekly: “Jewish Extremist” Plot to Kill Chirac 13:44 Aug 28, '03 / 30 Av 5763 ( Le Canard Enchaine', the oldest French weekly publication, famous for biting satire and for uncovering political scandal, has reported that “extremist right-wing Jewish elements from Israel and Russia” are attempting to influence French “right-wing extremist elements” to assassinate French President Jacques Chirac. These unnamed Israeli and Russian “extremists” seek to kill Chirac for his “far too pro-Arab” stance, as the weekly alleges, quoting anonymous police officers and state attorneys.
  • French Jews Wary of Motives Behind Treatment of Arafat

    11/04/2004 5:57:30 PM PST · by SJackson · 53 replies · 1,068+ views
    Forward ^ | November 5, 2004 | Brett Kline
    PARIS — Americans were busy electing the leader of the free world this week, but French Jews had a different foreign dignitary on their minds: Yasser Arafat. The Palestinian leader arrived in France last week, after President Jacques Chirac eagerly accepted Arafat's request for access to medical treatment. Chirac proudly framed the decision as an example of French humanitarianism, but local Jews were more cynical in their take on the situation. "This is another example of France sucking up to the Arab world," said Sonia Fellous, an expert on Hebrew manuscripts at the prestigious state-funded CNRS research center in Paris....

    02/15/2005 5:00:28 AM PST · by Cornpone · 31 replies · 1,989+ views
    The Tocqueville Connection ^ | 15 Feb 2005 | The Tocqueville Connection
    PARIS, Feb 15 (AFP) - The assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri was a deliberate blow to France, whose president Jacques Chirac was a personal friend and has sponsored UN moves to end the Syrian occupation, Paris-based commentators said Tuesday. While the French government refused to point a finger of blame -- adhering publicly to Chirac's call for an international investigation into the murder -- analysts and Middle East specialists were less circumspect about who they thought was behind it. "I have not the shadow of a doubt that Syria is responsible," said Antoine Basbous, president of the...
  • In shadow of anti-Semitic attack, French Jews meet to discuss future

    06/01/2003 4:22:46 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 5 replies · 26+ views
    JTA ^ | June 1, 2003 | Philip Carmel
    BEHIND THE HEADLINES In shadow of anti-Semitic attack, French Jews meet to discuss future By Philip Carmel PARIS, June 1 (JTA) — A little more than 100 yards from where French Jews had gathered to debate the community’s future lay the latest reminder of just how precarious that future is. Participants entering the main synagogue in Creteil, a southern Paris suburb with a large Jewish population, were greeted with news that has become all too familiar since the Palestinian intifada began in September 2000. At around 10 o’clock the previous night, a large Jewish grocery store literally a stone’s throw...
  • Peace, Peace, But There Is No Peace

    03/13/2003 4:58:54 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 2 replies · 247+ views
    Naomi ^ | Feb 14, '03 | Naomi Ragen
    Peace, Peace, but There is No Peace by Naomi Ragen (February 14, 2003) I have been watching the news from all over the world. Millions of people demonstrating in favor of allowing Saddam Hussein more time to develop his weapons of mass destruction. And of course, CNN, in its European edition, is leading the “rah rah” anti-Americanism. Hundreds of thousands in Sydney. A million in New York City. In Rome. In Great Britain. And anyway, CNN tells us, the scars from the Twin Towers are already “ beginning to heal.” Oh, really? And I wonder, where were all of these...
  • French President won't add Hezbollah to EU terror list

    07/29/2002 9:45:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 99+ views
    Ha'aretz Daily ^ | 7/29/02 | Aluf Benn
    French President Jacques Chirac rejected Monday Israel's request to add Hezbollah to the European Union's list of terror organizations. Chirac told Foreign Minister Shimon Peres that the Hezbollah had a political-social branch that fulfills a "social mission in Lebanon." Chirac said that it is not clear whether denouncing the organization will benefit Israel, because such a denouncement would strengthen Hezbollah and weaken the central government in Beirut. During his meeting with Peres, the president raised the "anti-France campaign" he says is being held in the United States, presenting France as an anti-Semitic country. Peres said that there has been a...

    02/04/2003 7:50:39 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 210 replies · 478+ views
    *********URGENT FROM THE AP*********** PARIS –– British Prime Minister Tony Blair fails to persuade France to join coalition ready to take quick action against Iraq.
  • Chirac chairs anti-Semitism talks

    11/16/2003 1:22:47 PM PST · by nypokerface · 9 replies · 123+ views
    BBC ^ | 11/16/03
    France is to hold a top-level meeting on fighting anti-Semitism following the firebombing of a Jewish boys' school. President Jacques Chirac will meet Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin and three of his top ministers on Monday before receiving Jewish leaders. Nobody was injured in the fire at the Merkaz Hatorah school in Gagny, north of Paris, early on Saturday. Attacks have been linked to Muslim youths angry about Israel's tough policies against Palestinian unrest. Highly vigilant "The French republic cannot tolerate any anti-Semitic act," Mr Chirac said in a statement. "More than anywhere else, school must be a place of tolerance...
  • Islamic group claims responsibility for Jewish center attack

    08/23/2004 6:34:12 AM PDT · by yonif · 3 replies · 475+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 23, 2004 | MICHEL ZLOTOWSKI AND AP
    French investigators said Monday they were skeptical about claims of responsibility for Sunday's attack on a Paris Jewish center by an unknown Islamic group. The group, Jamaat Ansar Al-Jihad, issued a claim of responsibility Sunday evening on the Islamic Web site known for militant Islamic comment. The message said the attack was "in response to racist acts by Jews in France against Islam and the Muslims and the desecration of Muslim cemeteries by Jews". "It is also meant ... as a simple response to the racist and savage acts by Jews in Muslim countries like Palestine and other Muslim and...
  • Radical Muslim group behind arson of Jewish community center: NO WAY!

    08/22/2004 10:48:08 PM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 18 replies · 899+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | Last Update: 23/08/2004 08:36 | By Amiram Barkat, Haaretz Correspondent, and Haaretz Staff
    An Islamic internet site operating from Paris reported early Monday that a radical Muslim organization was behind the fire in the Jewish community center in Paris on Sunday, Army Radio reported. Arsonists burned a Jewish community center in eastern Paris before dawn Sunday, leaving behind graffiti with anti-Semitic messages such as "Jews get out," police said. French officials condemned the fire, while opposition leaders called on the government to take action in response to the latest anti-Semitism acts in France and not just to use verbal condemnations, Army Radio reported. No one was hurt as flames tore through the center...
  • A Letter to the French Nation

    05/01/2002 1:30:42 PM PDT · by 99tango · 13 replies · 64+ views
    An E-mail | 05-01-2002 | David Tsal
    To: French Consulate in Los Angeles Dear French Nation: Shalom! As a Jew, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I would like to thank your President Jacques Chirac for saying that Israel needs to be convinced that peace is better than war. Never mind that peace (shalom in Hebrew) is the most common word in Jewish prayers. That it is endlessly repeated in synagogues, when greeting or taking leave, when getting up or going to bed. Never mind that shalom (peace) is mentioned 77 times in the Torah, and 275 times in the Jewish...
  • Chirac Asks Media To Avoid Offending Religious Beliefs

    02/08/2006 5:34:26 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 15 replies · 295+ views
    President Jacques Chirac has asked media to avoid offending religious beliefs as a French newspaper today reprinted caricatures of the prophet Mohammed that have sparked violent protests in the Muslim world. Chirac said during a Cabinet meeting that he condemned “all obvious provocations likely to dangerously kindle passions”. “Everything that can offend the convictions of others – religious convictions in particular – must be avoided,” the French president said in remarks quoted by government spokesman Jean-Francois Cope. Earlier today, satirical French weekly paper Charlie-Hebdo reprinted the Mohammed drawings originally published by a Danish newspaper, as well as a new caricature...
  • Oops…France Did It Again (Nation of Willing Dhimmis Rolls Over For Islamofascism Every Time)

    06/09/2004 6:20:10 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 4 replies · 132+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/9/04 | Olivier Guitta
    Last October 16, Malaysia’s then-Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told a summit of Islamic leaders that the “Jews rule the world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them.” He added, “1.3 billion Muslims cannot be defeated by a few million Jews,” therefore Muslims must unite against the Jews for a “final victory.” And who pleaded his case? No other that Jacques Chirac, the French President. During the EU summit on Friday October 17, Chirac thought it would be clearly inappropriate for the EU to criticize Mahathir. According to the Associated Press, France opposed vehemently a condemnation of...
  • France’s Anti-Semitic Nightmare

    12/24/2014 4:29:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 24, 2014 | Stephen Brown
    The Land of Enlightenment is fast becoming the land of darkness for France’s Jewish citizens. And many in the French Jewish community have been aware of this sad situation for some time, a realization that was reinforced by the attack on two synagogues by Muslim rioters in Paris last summer during the Gaza conflict. But the latest shocking, anti-Semitic crime that occurred early in December in the same city has deepened the community’s feeling that the possibility of living peaceful lives with a Jewish identity in France is rapidly disappearing. The latest outrage produced by France’s growing anti-Semitic climate, found...
  • France angered by Sharon's call

    07/19/2004 5:27:04 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 16 replies · 563+ views
    BBC ^ | 07/19/04 | BBC
    France angered by Sharon's call Jewish monuments and graves have been attacked Government officials and Jewish leaders in France have criticised Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for calling on all French Jews to move to Israel. Mr Sharon said moving was a "must" because of a rising number of anti-Semitic attacks in France. France's foreign ministry said it had asked Israel for an explanation of the "unacceptable comments". On Monday, an Israeli spokesman tried to play down the comments, saying Mr Sharon had been misunderstood. Avi Pazner told French Radio Europe 1 that Mr Sharon's comments to the American Jewish...
  • Report: France Urged Israel to Hit Syria

    03/18/2007 2:34:12 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 24 replies · 1,072+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Mar. 18, 2007 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    French President Jacques Chirac told Israel at the start of the war in Lebanon that France would support an Israeli assault on Syria, it was reported on Sunday. Army Radio reported that in the message, which was delivered by Chirac to Israel via a secret channel, the French president suggested that Israel invade Damascus and topple the regime of Bashar Assad. In exchange, Chirac assured Israel full French support for the war. According to the message delivered from Paris, Syria was responsible for the flare up in the North and encouraged Hizbullah to attack. "Former prime minister Ariel Sharon had...
  • 200 French Jewish immigrants arrive in Israel on special flight

    07/28/2004 1:10:22 PM PDT · by MikalM · 6 replies · 519+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/28/04 | Steven Gutkin
    Just 10 days after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon enraged French leaders by urging France's Jews to leave for Israel, a group of 200 French Jews arrived to start a new life in the Jewish state, with Sharon at the airport to greet them.
  • Chirac ends row over Sharon's call for Jews to flee France

    07/24/2004 4:43:15 AM PDT · by Clive · 10 replies · 579+ views
    Haaretz ^ | July 24, 2004
    French President Jacques Chirac sent a message to his Israeli counterpart Moshe Katsav in which he says he views the crisis over Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's call for French Jews to immigrate to Israel because of "wild anti-Semitism" as over, Israel Radio reported Saturday. The message was handed over to Katsav by a French cabinet minister, the radio said. The diplomatic crisis between France and Israel over Sharon's call erupted last week following Sharon's address to American Jewish leaders, in which he urged French Jews to move to Israel as soon as possible. "We see the spread of the wildest...
  • Lay off France, Chirac tells Israeli PM Sharon

    05/11/2002 11:46:44 AM PDT · by Dallas · 64 replies · 206+ views
    PARIS, May 11 (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac warned Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Saturday of repercussions if Israel continued what Chirac called an "anti-French campaign" maligning France as anti-Semitic. "The president objected strongly to the anti-French campaign currently being waged in Israel in an attempt to present France as an anti-Semitic country," spokeswoman Catherine Colonna said after Chirac telephoned Sharon. "This campaign is unacceptable and cannot continue without repercussions," Chirac told Sharon, according to Colonna. Chirac, re-elected in a landslide victory over extreme-right National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen last Sunday, phoned both Sharon and Palestinian President...
  • French anti-Semitism has Jews heading for Israel, hiding religion

    01/09/2003 4:56:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 69 replies · 736+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan. 9, 2003 | AP
    PARIS - Jewish parents tell their sons not to wear yarmulkes. A rabbi is stabbed while preparing for a Sabbath service. Elderly women are frisked before entering synagogues - just in case. As the stresses of being Jewish in France multiply, some feel it safer to hide their religion. Others have decided the only solution is to pack up and leave. Statistics released this week by the Jewish Agency, the body that arranges immigration to Israel, show that 2,326 French Jews emigrated to Israel in 2002, more than double the number of a year earlier. French arrivals were a mere...
  • France is not anti-Semitic - Chirac

    04/08/2002 7:27:36 PM PDT · by Jean S · 34 replies · 171+ views
    PARIS, April 8 (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac on Monday condemned a wave of attacks on Jewish synagogues and other sites in France, saying the French were not anti-Semitic. His comments, made during a combined interview with four Jewish stations, were followed just hours later by the discovery of an attempted arson attack on a Jewish student union office at Paris's Jussieu University.Three Molotov cocktails were found near the UEJF office, a university official said, adding there had been no fire."There are undisputedly anti-Semitic acts that are unacceptable and totally contrary to the principles of our republic, and which,...
  • Chirac: “There are no Anti-Semites in France”

    01/13/2002 10:42:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 420+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | Jan. 12, 2002 | staff
    "Everybody in France knows there is anti-Semitism except Jacques Chirac,” said Olivier Guland, editor of France's largest Jewish newspaper, Tribune Juif. Guland was speaking with Arutz Sheva Israel National Radio about his revealing conversation with Chirac, during which the French President denounced reports of anti-Semitic incidents in France as “rumors.” Two days ago, during a presidential reception for newspaper editors, Guland was angrily received by Chirac when he introduced himself as the editor of the Jewish Tribune Juif. “You must stop,” Chirac said. When Guland asked, “Stop what, Mr. President?” Chirac answered, “Stop saying that there is anti-Semitism in France. ...
  • Chirac Says Sharon Not Welcome in France

    07/19/2004 12:59:05 PM PDT · by yoely · 71 replies · 2,928+ views
    AP ^ | 7/19/04 | PAMELA SAMPSON, Associated Press Writer
    PARIS - President Jacques Chirac said Monday that the Israeli leader would not be welcome here until he gave a satisfactory explanation for saying Jews should go to Israel to escape anti-Semitism in France. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (news - web sites)'s remarks Saturday produced a storm of rebuke after he said French Jews were under threat by the nation's much larger Muslim community and should leave. Sharon was considering a trip to Paris, but no date had been set. "A visit by the Israeli prime minister to Paris ... won't be looked at closely until the requested explanation...
  • France: Sharon unwelcome after call on Jews to immigrate

    07/19/2004 12:05:04 PM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 17 replies · 552+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/18/04 | HERB KEINON
    France informed Israel Monday that Prime Minister Sharon, whose office has been planning a visit to France, is not welcome in light of his call to French Jews to immigrate to Israel. Israeli diplomatic officials said that Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, French President Jacques Chirac's personal diplomatic advisor, spoke to Israeli diplomat Jacques Revah and informed him that as a result of Sharon's call to French Jewry to leave France, "there is no reason to see Sharon." Revah is filling in for vacationing ambassador Nissim Zvili. Israeli diplomatic officials said although no date had yet been set for a visit, such a...
  • Fearful Jews Fleeing France

    07/29/2004 6:28:56 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 73 replies · 1,527+ views ^ | 7/28/04 | CBS/AP
    (CBS/AP) Just 10 days after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon enraged French leaders by urging France's Jews to leave for Israel, a group of 200 French Jews arrived to start a new life in the Jewish state, with Sharon at the airport to greet them. As one émigré told CBS News Correspondent Mark Philips: You wear something to say you are Jewish and you have difficulty. We are afraid. It's simply that we are afraid." At a welcoming ceremony, Sharon appeared to try to correct the damage from his earlier statements, saying anti-Semitism threatens the Western world, without singling out...
  • Anti-Jewish attack on mother and baby shakes France

    07/11/2004 5:38:37 PM PDT · by SJackson · 61 replies · 1,580+ views
    Expatica ^ | 7-11-04
    PARIS, July 11 (AFP) - French officials, civil rights groups and Jewish associations at the weekend expressed outrage at a new anti-Semitic attack committed just as President Jacques Chirac and his government vowed to crack down on racist acts. Chirac himself on Saturday called the attack, on a 23-year-old mother and her 13-month-old baby, "shameful" and said in a statement that the perpetrators must be found and punished with the full severity of the law. The assault occurred early Friday, when six unidentified men said to be of North African Arab and African origin grabbed the victim as she travelled...
  • Mother, baby attacked on Paris train after mistaken for Jews (perps of "North African origin")

    07/11/2004 5:47:35 AM PDT · by veronica · 78 replies · 2,414+ views
    AFP-Haaretz ^ | 07-10-04
    VERSAILLES, France - A young woman and her baby were attacked in a suburban train near Paris on Saturday by unidentified men who drew swastikas on her stomach with a pen in what police said was an anti-Semitic assault. The six attackers who were armed with knives clipped the 23-year-old woman's hair, and cut her t-shirt and pants before drawing three swastikas on her body. The men of North African origin also overturned the pram with her baby of 13 months. In the attack they robbed her backpack which contained her identity papers, a bank card and 200 euros ($250)....
  • Gang Attacks Mother on French Train

    07/11/2004 10:50:19 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 83 replies · 1,810+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sun Jul 11,10:04 AM ET | ELAINE GANLEY, Associated Press Writer
    PARIS - A gang of young men attacked a woman riding a suburban train with her infant, cutting her hair and drawing swastikas on her stomach. Other passengers watched but did nothing, police reported. French politicians issued denunciations Sunday as news of the Friday morning attack spread through the nation. Police said the gang of six set upon the 23-year-old woman on a suburban train north of Paris and grabbed her backpack where they found identity papers that showed an address in the capital's well-to-do 16th district. "There are only Jews in the 16th," one of the group of attackers...
  • French Jews fed up with anti-Semitism

    01/23/2002 8:28:51 AM PST · by loliput · 6 replies · 222+ views
    By Andrew Diamond PARIS, Jan. 21 (JTA) -- Jews in the Paris region have stepped up their drive against a wave of anti-Semitic aggression that many feel has reached epidemic proportions. On Sunday in the Paris suburb of Sarcelles, more than 600 people attended a rally against anti-Semitic violence. Among them were representatives of Christian and Muslim communal organizations and high-ranking officials from all the major political parties in France. It was the third such demonstration in the Paris suburbs in the last three weeks. In staging these demonstrations, French Jewish organizations have adopted a more assertive approach as they ...
  • Muslims: We attacked Jewish facility: Previously unknown group claims responsibility for fire

    08/23/2004 11:12:48 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 720+ views ^ | Tuesday, August 24, 2004
    A previously unknown Islamic militant group, Jamaat Ansar Al-Jihad al-Islamiya, said yesterday it set fire to a Paris-based Jewish-run soup kitchen. Sunday's arson attack, in which nobody was killed or injured, was condemned by French President Jacques Chirac amid fears of a new wave of anti Semitic violence in France. "A group of young mujahedeen (fighters) ... have torched the Jewish temple in Paris at 04:00 Paris time," said Jamaat Ansar Al-Jihad al-Islamiya, whose claim could not be independently verified. The group said the attack was "in response to racist acts by Jews in France against Islam and the Muslims...
  • French Jews warn of new Kristallnacht

    03/31/2002 7:00:19 PM PST · by LarryLied · 113 replies · 468+ views ^ | 4/01/02 | staff
    The Jewish community's official representation in France warned today of a "new Kristallnacht" after a series of attacks on Jewish targets over the weekend. The Central Consistory in Paris said it was "profoundly worried by the repeated attacks on French synagogues," and called on the government immediately to step up protection of Jewish buildings and institutions. "Without this, we would have no choice but to consider the Jewish community as living through the beginnings of a new Kristallnacht, with the government totally passive," the Consistory said in a statement. Kristallnacht is the name given to the night of November 9,...
  • France: Arsonists raze Jewish school

    11/16/2003 7:19:09 PM PST · by Pikamax · 12 replies · 81+ views
    Guardian ^ | 11/17/03 | Amelia Gentleman
    Arsonists raze Jewish school Amelia Gentleman in Paris Monday November 17, 2003 The Guardian An emergency meeting of the French cabinet will be held today after a devastating arson attack on a Jewish school in Paris at the weekend. President Jacques Chirac and the prime minister, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, will meet leaders of the Jewish community to discuss a joint strategy of response. About 100 firefighters tackled the blaze at the Merkaz Hatorah private school, in the Saint-Denis suburb to the north of the capital, on Saturday. No one was injured, but 3,000 sq metres of the school were destroyed. At...
  • French 'Peace' Activists Attack Jews, Salute bin Laden

    03/27/2003 4:52:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 70 replies · 858+ views
    French 'Peace' Activists Attack Jews, Salute bin Laden Eva Cahen, Thursday, March 27, 2003 PARIS – Daily anti-war demonstrations by high school and college students in France have brought about increased tensions between the country's estimated 5 million Muslims and French Jews. A small group of Jewish students taking part in a peace demonstration Saturday in Paris were attacked and beaten by young Muslims also marching against U.S. intervention in Iraq. The assault was videotaped by Digipresse, a small French news agency, but France's two state television stations, France 2 and France 3, refused to broadcast it on their...
  • Peace demonstrators in France stab 2 Jewish boys

    03/22/2003 6:26:37 PM PST · by JURB · 92 replies · 446+ views
    Jeusalem Post ^ | Mar. 23, 2003 | THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF
    According to the Jewish Agency, Anti-American demonstrators attacked and wounded two young boys Saturday. The boys were participating in an educational activity of the Hashomer Hatsa'ir youth movement, taking place nearby. The Jewish Agency called on the French government "to assume its responsibility for the security of its Jewish citizens, and to prevent violence against Jews or anti-Semitic acts under the guise of pacifist protest".
  • Jews attacked in French anti-war protests

    04/05/2003 3:28:32 PM PST · by MadIvan · 53 replies · 224+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | April 6, 2003 | Kim Willsher
    Street protests against American and British military action in Iraq have escalated into attacks by Muslim youths on Jewish demonstrators, sparking fears of a new wave of anti-Semitism across France. The French government was forced to appeal for calm after protesters, some of them carrying pictures of Saddam Hussein, burnt the Israeli flag and turned on Jewish students, attacking one of them with an iron bar, during a series of anti-war rallies. Officials fear that anti-war sentiment, supported by President Jacques Chirac, may be running out of control and could ignite widespread violence. Banners at recent demonstrations have shown the...
  • Trading in souffles for shwarmas: French Jews ponder move to Israel

    03/15/2005 9:24:04 AM PST · by white trash redneck · 5 replies · 422+ views
    JTA ^ | 15 mar 05 | Brett Kline
    Harry and Murielle Ouaknine are successful professionals in France, but they’re thinking of giving up their life here to move to Israel. “We always thought about moving to Israel, but the environment in France now has pushed us to find the courage to do it,” Ouaknine said last month at a fair here, held to encourage immigration to Israel. Ouaknine, a shipping broker and the father of two children, was gathering information about high schools in Tel Aviv. He wasn’t alone. An increasing number of Jews in France are contemplating a move to Israel. Nearly 4,500 people showed up at...
  • Israeli media slams as Chirac refusal to join EU condemnation of Malaysian PM speech on Jews

    10/19/2003 7:06:18 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 179+ views
    Israeli media slams as ''Anti-Semitic'' Chirac refusal to join EU condemnation of Malaysian PM speech on Jews Israeli commentators have firmly blasted French President Jacques Chirac's refusal to sign the condemnation proposal drafted by the European Union in Brussels, which brought about the cancellation of the draft proposal. This came after Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's call last week for Islamic nations to unite against "a few million Jews," who control the world. Chirac, backed by Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis, stopped the European Union from ending a summit on Friday with a harshly worded statement deploring Mahathir's speech. A...
  • French hutzpa-In 2002, Chirac insisted there was no anti-Semitism in France.

    07/21/2004 5:51:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies · 790+ views
    Some of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's advisers and Israeli diplomats in Paris were at pains yesterday to try and temper Sharon's call on French Jews to come to Israel. They explained that it was only part of Sharon's regular call to the Jews of the Diaspora to make aliya and emphasized that he had praised the French governments' efforts in battling anti-Semitism. They should have saved their breath. Sharon was unequivocal. After being asked a question about attacks on French Jews at a meeting with the leadership of the United Jewish Communities, the prime minister said, "If I have to...
  • France Says It Must Not Be Arab-Jewish Battleground

    04/02/2002 9:10:54 AM PST · by RCW2001 · 105 replies · 172+ views
    France Says It Must Not Be Arab-Jewish Battleground Last Updated: April 02, 2002 12:10 PM ET By Rebecca Harrison PARIS (Reuters) - France must not become a battleground where Jews and Muslims re-enact the bloody Middle East violence, national leaders said Tuesday after a series of attacks on Jewish targets in the country. Unknown arsonists tried to burn down a building at a Jewish cemetery in Strasbourg Monday night, following attacks on synagogues and a Jewish butcher's shop over Easter weekend. Right-wing pro-Israeli activists clashed Tuesday with Palestinian supporters waiting at a Paris airport for militant French farmer Jose...