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November 27, 2012 6:04 pm

Jewish Leaders React to France’s Backing of PA UN Bid

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PA President Mahmoud Abbas at the United Nations. Photo: UN.

France has announced it will back the Palestinian Authority’s UN bid for non-member observer status. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told the country’s National Assembly that Paris would vote ‘yes’ saying, “We’ve known for years France’s constant position is to recognize the Palestinian state.”

“For France to support the Palestinian bid at the UN is essentially helping the Palestinians to continue the promotion of the delegitimization of Israel,” says New York-based French-Jewish artist Ron Agam.”You don’t reward them by giving them this status at the UN when in effect for the past four years they’ve refused to meet unconditionally the Prime Minister of Israel.”

Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, was equally disappointed: “That France, which confesses its commitment to direct negotiations and for wanting to see a peaceful resolution in the Middle East, would endorse this move by Abu Mazen ignores the facts while helping the PA to avoid negotiations with Israel.”

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The draft resolution seeking the status upgrade also calls on the UN Security Council to “consider favorably” the request for full membership made one year ago by Abbas, and blocked by the U.S.

“We obviously disagree with our oldest ally (France) on this issue. They know that we disagree with them,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in Washington according to AFP. “But it’s their sovereign decision to make, how to proceed.”

France’s support of the PA came as no surprise to Israel. “We knew that France was inclined to vote for this resolution, so we expected as much,” Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor told AFP.

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  • Hilda

    Even worse is to see how far Denmark has moved into the Arab camp. Remember this is the country who saved its Jews by moving them to Sweden. And now they are vioting against Israel in the UN at every occasion. Of curse moving Jews to Sweden would be no better because apparently all of the Nordic states have become hostage to the Muslims.

  • eric siverson

    How foolish ! a new Palestinian state has no intentions of bringing peace to their jew free state . By their own statements they say they want peace so they can reorganise for their next conquest . France and Germany loved the nazis , like so many others in Europe . Can’t you see Europe has already gone National socialist again .

  • Steve Wenick

    Once again France has proven it is more adept at sticking it to her ‘friends’ than sticking up for them.

  • Liz

    I’ve often heard it said, “The French would sell their grandmothers.” So it’s no surprise they’re at the front of the line for selling out Israel.

  • George Vateor

    France has proven once again that it cannot resist in the collaboratoration of the end of the Jews. That the population is not speaking up about this, having been bed from the nazis once, says all that needs to be said. Anyone anywhere who drinks French wine, or eats French cheese or uses French products of any kind is assistingthem in the elimination of the Jewish State and Nation. The Islamization of France is well underway. And frankly it couldn’t happen to a better group.

  • Gábor Fränkl

    France – to say euphemistically – should have no right to exist in the XXIst century. It’s unfit to be anything other than it has always been – the cheapest of whores ever. No honour, no decency, only money for the cowardly Hitler-collaborator French b*tch. This is its destiny and what it has destined to become… Perhaps the filthiest nation in Europe.