Netanyahu in Paris: an Excedrin headache

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Good old Netanyahu, ya gotta hand it to his chutzpah.He goes to Paris about as welcome as a skunk at a garden party trolling his anti-Muslim screed. They sure needed him given the tension there..You can hear his booswa now—worse than Sharon’s after 9/11:Now you know what we are dealing with in Israel that awful Arab hater intoned.
The head of the largest advocate for the Jewish organizations and communities in Europe sharply criticized Israel’s call for increased immigration of the Continent’s Jews to Israel in the wake of the attacks in Paris. So says Ha’aretz.
Rabbi Menachem Margolin, director of the European Jewish Association, was quoted by the website nrg.co.il as saying that he regretted that “after every anti-Semitic attack in Europe, the Israeli government issues the same statements about the importance of aliyah [immigration to Israel], rather than employ every diplomatic and informational means at its disposal to strengthen the safety of Jewish life in Europe.”
The rabbi said that “every such Israeli campaign severely weakens and damages the Jewish communities that have the right to live securely wherever they are.”
The “reality is that a large majority of European Jews do not plan to emigrate to Israel,” Margolin said, according to NRG.

Nor do Toronto’s Jews.For them this is the promised land where there is very little antisemitism and where they thrive and are integrated into the body politic.But leave it to Likudniks like Netanyahu.They have been coming here since 1977 sent by the scaremonger Begin, holding the gun to the heads of the community and laying guilt trips on them, holding the community to ransom.” You are doing well here. You are not making aliyah to israel.We are suffering. So please give us money for our new god, the state of israel.That rap is just about dead, certainly among young Jews who see through the propaganda and the guilt merchants.They want no part of it
Netanyahu in Paris—gimme a break. an Excedrin headache for France’s jewish community.

3 Comments »

  1. 1
    mushafta Says:

    Solidarity forever! But where was Stephen? Missing in action!
    That demonstration will surely bring about a change in feelings! Keep up the polarization process! It surely is working!
    The real issue here is the total absence of world leadership. A statesman like Nelson Mandela would have had no part of that march!

  2. I was hoping you would respond to Netanyahu and that horrible march, Ted! I thought if was terrible–and you named it for what it is! Good one!

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    bfinny Says:

    The day before the Je Suis Charlie March in Paris, all of the synagogues. including the Grand Synagogue, were closed. They were closed because they could not be protected. (No Mosques had to be closed). Manuel Valls speech notwithstanding, I cannot imagine how this must feel for the Jewish people of Paris. This has not happened since WW2. Anti-Semitism is a problem in France as it is in many places around the world. I think, unfortunately, BiBi was more welcome then we would like to think.


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