France told Netanyahu to stay home. He came anyway.
Always read the Letters to the Editor.
On online journals the anonymous crowd with their fake names often speak in a most undiplomatic way.
Also you learn things the mainline press omits like the narrowing of opinion in Israel. Imagine Jews will only be happy in Israel! I did not know that! Neither did most of the world’s Jews who say,”You gotta be kidding.’ Yair Lapid (below) is a very influential Israeli politician but look at the nonsense he spins after the killing of for French Jews in Paris.
Former Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid invoked the Holocaust to compel European Jews toimmigrate to Israel: “I don’t want to speak in terms of Holocaust, but … European Jewry must understand that there is just one place for Jews, and that is the State of Israel.” –
A saner voice was Rabbi Menachem Margolin, director of the European Jewish Association, who said 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.”
And the Palestinian American blogger Ali Abunimah points out at Electronic Intifada Israel has worked to exploit the French violence in several ways:
While Netanyahu was certainly playing to a domestic audience, his presence in Paris is also part of Israel’s swift move to capitalize on the horror in France on a number of fronts: to attack the Palestinians, to sharpen the dangerous discourse of a “war of civilizations” and to speed up the population transfer of Jews from Europe.
More critical and biting commentary followed about Lapid’s incredible remarks.Here’s one from “Marnie”
Israel is a nation like apartheid South Africa – what a wonderful thing to be! And yes, you French Jews who are yearning to breath Jewish only air, drive on Jewish only roads, live in Jewish only settlements, never again have to look at a non-Jew again (well, that’s in the works, be patient, we’ll get there!). Join the Jews only party being held in your honor in Eretz Israel. Of course, your sons and daughters will belong to the state as soon as they graduate high school, hope that’s not a problem for you. We’ll have them indiscriminately kill women, children and the elderly every election cycle too, but that’s a small price to pay to live in the Jewish Disneyworld of the ME!
Give up your life, your friends, your family – family schamly – you belong to the state of Israel. You are a Jew and there’s no other place for you except this land we are steadily acquiring, inch by bloody inch. If you don’t join us you’re dead to us, lost in the assimilation, a self-hating fake Jew, Muslim-loving antisemite.
then AMIGO says this
Come to your home for Jews only , where you will be safer. Where you can live in Jews only housing and drive on Jews only roads .We are working hard to create that for you , so why not join us and be part of the movement. Come one, come all. –
Final sane word from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoga who lashed out at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for attending a solidarity event in Paris.
“Someone who fomented state terrorism with the death of 2,500 people in Gaza is now there [in Paris], waving at other world leaders and marching hand in hand with them,”