Jewish Doctor Gets French Dressing Down For Wearing a Yarmulke

UK insurance company William Russell recently released the results of a study The Friendliest Cities In The World.

Whether you’re globetrotting or going on a short break to a new destination, kindness goes a long way. Perhaps you were greeted by an outgoing local or were offered directions, or you were impressed by the hospitality at a popular restaurant while on vacation.

Wherever you travel or relocate to, knowing that the locals are welcoming and friendly makes the endeavour much easier. The buzzing sense of adventure and curiosity in a new city, as well as being surrounded by happy people can take your visit to new heights. After all, travelling is all about expanding your horizons and ultimately, boosting your mood. So, which cities in the world are considered the friendliest?

Paris, France came in at number 2, behind Melbourne, Australia.

Why am I mentioning this? Because I find it hard to believe.

I am aware that French law already forbids the wearing of what it calls “ostentatious” religious symbols in public primary and secondary schools, including headscarves, yarmulkes, and large crosses. There is no such ban outside of schools (yet) as far as I am aware – except for face veils – but clearly French secularism does not manifest itself solely to contempt of proud Jews, with the practitioners of other religions also feeling their wrath.

Is it antisemitic? I am not sure, given the above. But it sure is disgusting, and if Paris is really one of the friendliest cities in the world, then I am a BDS supporter.

What makes this even worse is that the woman on the panel is a French Jewish journalist. And I am also not a fan of the Jewish doctor saying he didn’t mean to hurt their feelings. If it was me, I would want to hurt their feelings by showing what a proud Jew I am.


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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