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Pardon Your French

The French are not too happy with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, after he told French Jews to get out of France and come to Israel.

France sharply criticized Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Sunday after he urged French Jews to emigrate immediately to Israel to escape what he called “the wildest anti-Semitism”.

Branding Sharon’s language “unacceptable”, a French Foreign Ministry spokesman said Paris had demanded an explanation.

For examples of “acceptable” language, see here and here.

This has prompted the following response from an “anti-racism” organization:

“These comments do not bring calm, peace and serenity that we all need,” said Patrick Gaubert, president of the International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism, known by the acronym LICRA. “I think Mr. Sharon would have done better tonight to have kept quiet.”

Just like the French have been doing while anti-Semitism runs rampant in their country.

Update: On a side note, who was the bright spark that thought “LICRA” was a good name? Sounds more like a 1980’s tribute band.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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