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November 16, 2014 5:19 pm

16% of French Believe in ‘Zionist Conspiracy on Global Scale’: Poll

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No less than 16 percent of France’s residents think that there is a “Zionist conspiracy on a global scale,” according to results of a survey released Sunday.

Additionally, one in four – 25 percent – also believe that “Zionism is an international organization that seeks to influence the world and society in favor of the Jews,” according to the study conducted on behalf of the Foundation for Political Innovation (Fondapol) on the persistence of anti-Semitic prejudice in French public opinion.

On Saturday, CRIF, the umbrella group representing France’s Jewish community, issued a statement suggesting that the French government’s upcoming vote on Palestinian statehood would cause a rise in anti-Semitism and diminish France’s role in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

A US-based francophone news site,, which first reported on the study, said that two polls – one online and another held as man-in-the-street interviews – also found that among those that trust video-sharing sites as information channels a whopping 54 percent believe that infamous anti-Semitic French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala is correct in his claims of a global Zionist conspiracy.

Thirty-five percent of those surveyed believe “Jews today, in their own interest, exploit their status as victims of Nazi genocide during World War II,” and 25 percent claim that “Jews have too much power in the field of economy and finance.”

Twenty-two percent said “Jews have too much power in the media,” and 19 percent believe “Jews have too much power in the field of politics.”

In light of such results, the European Commission has decided, as of the beginning of 2015, to take legal steps against countries that do not enforce statutes against anti-Semitism, racism and Holocaust denial, Israel’s NRG News reported.

Frans Timmermans, the first Vice-President of the European Commission, told the Conference of European Rabbis, at a meeting between the two in Brussels last weekend, that the Commission “will initiate legal proceedings against EU member states that do not meet the resolution against anti-Semitism and racism,” according to the report.

“I ask you to provide us with all the information in your communities about systematic verbal incitement by EU member states,” Timmermans requested of the group. President of the Conference of European Rabbis, Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, and Chief Rabbi of Belgium, Rabbi Abraham Gigi attended the session, among other Jewish community and legislative officials.

Timmermans added that he was unaware of any legislative initiatives against religious laws, including ritual slaughter and circumcision. “We will not tolerate such legislation that will limit the religious rights of citizens of Europe,” he clarified.

Public incitement to violence and hatred based on race, color, religion, descent or national or ethnic origin is prohibited, as well as crimes motivated by racial or anti-Semitic basis – including Holocaust denial.

However, according to reports received by the Commission, this statute is not enforced in at least half the member states.

The poll comes in the wake of a stabbing attack against an Orthodox Jew in Antwerp on Saturday.

The 31-year-old victim was treated for his wounds and released from hospital, according to the JNS News service. The man was walking to synagogue at about 10 a.m. when a man he did not recognize stabbed him and fled. Security camera footage shows the attacker, who appears to be a white male, running away from the scene of the crime. The Belgian police have not yet determined whether the stabbing was an anti-Semitic crime.

As well, according to reports, a neo-Nazi party from the German city of Dortmund has reportedly demanded the city’s mayor give them a list of all city’s Jews, in an event eerily reminiscent of darker days in Germany’s past. The mayor refused and slammed the request, passing it on to legal authorities who are working to outlaw the party.

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  • The protocols are almost complete, hence the reason for the massive smokescreen to blame Muslims..

    For the sceptics, just give your ignorance a rest and read them and ask if this century old document isn’t happening exactly, then go look at the Talmud, the coming world govt will be Talmudic, people like Victoria Nuland carrying out the final stages.

  • Dr Emanuel Goyenstein

    It is shockingly appalling how that evil is still allowed to dwell in france.

    Let’s just give them back our fruits of dimona and fund aaliyah for our oppressed to dwell amongst equals.

    Egalite’, liberte’, and fratinerte’ are hypocritical lies by genetic antisemites.

    Only our jewish values are true and honest, steadfast to protect all minorities sharing our future israel that will enjoy all rights of our inclusive state.

    Racism begets antisemitism. Lets fight for an antiracist multicultural israel. I know i will be resented for my leading role but israel won’t survive otherwise.

    France is the last warning sign.

  • JackieG

    That is fascinating!
    When one considers it takes less than 7% of a population to torment a revolution.
    When will France begin to deport the Jews?

  • Mark

    16% of french population know what’s going on in the world.

    Let’s hope it is 98% in no time (2% are jews) and we can solve this problem for ever.

  • Paul

    It would be interesting to learn what percentage of the French believe there is an international conspiracy from the Left to take over the world and/or that there is an international Muslim conspiracy to take over the world. Since there was/is an actual institutional apparatus to do so for these cases, anything less than 100% would suggest that the French suffer from woeful or willful ignorance.

    Never understimate the potential power of stupidity.

  • Robert Davis

    These “french” antisemits mostly are NOT french but arabs and there are sureley even more than 16% either totally DUMB or left wing french who PRETEND anything to put pressure on Israel so it makes concessions which would EVIDENTLY not give peace but WAR after weakening Israel and on top of that give more chances arabs win the war. That is in fact what obama and leftists want ie destroy Israel but these cowards do not dare say it outright.

  • There are Muslims in many countries and may many nations, as well as in many countries Christians and peoples, but to the Jews that I have a small country with problems there that this formation, everyone wants to blame the Jews for what they are not human, all they want agaist Jews, Cannon this negligence should be called after the Jewish Holocaust in the world.



  • DocReality

    It’s getting to the point where I think I’m ready to boycott the entire continent of Europe. Nothing has changed. I’ll spend my tourist dollars somewhere else.

  • adam spater

    16% of the French population is a broad, and vague category. As we know France is a multi-ethnic society and It would be interesting to know what demographic they are referring to. We know that France has a huge Muslim and Arab minority which certainly would tip the scales.

  • adam

    16% of France is a broad category. I would like to see how that is broken down demographically, especially in ethnic terms. As we know, France has a huge Arab population. Then I would say, It figures.

  • Julian Clovelley

    Do you think it is a good thing for people to make a separation between the concept of “Zionism” and the concepts of “Judaism” and “Jewish identity”?

    I ask this because at the moment it seems to be Isaeli Government policy, echoing Zionist policy, to seek that the man in the street worldwide confuses them? This confusion does seem to cause a disturbing loss of sympathy. the simple right of all people to live in peace, and with equal opportunity in life ,seems to get lost in arguments relating to which, debatedly invented, people the D-vinity favours in matters of land ownership and territory.

    Separating the concepts more clearly would perhaps make it easier for people who do not label themselves “Jewish” to avoid falling into the trap mentioned in the article, whereby it comes to be believed that:

    “Zionism is an international organization that seeks to influence the world and society in favor of the Jews,”

    After all many highly respected Jewish academics, intellectuals , and leaders have felt for over a century that Zionism is an appalling mistake, some believing it is anti-Judaism in its concepts and even that it turns a religious minority into a popular scapegoat and target – and therefore far from acting in genuine Jewish interests – icluding that of personal security.

  • Mickey Oberman

    They also believe they are the world’s best cooks.

    Just proves how wrong some people can be.


    • Robert Davis

      Oberman : they are the most…DIRTY since they touch everything with their dirty fingers which they never wash! I only eat in restaurants with a glass window showing what is going on in the kitchen and in particular if cooks use GLOVES! If they don’t I COMPLAIN with the cook or the manager.

  • truth

    so are you saying that there actually is a “zionist conspiracy” to take fully take over the world.

    • Julian Clovelley

      If there is a conspiracy then they aren’t very good at it

      • Eric R.

        Maybe not, but there is a very intense conspiracy between Muslims and Marxists to finish the work of their mutual hero — Adolf Hitler — and wipe every last Jew off the face of the Earth.

        And again, Algemeiner — why are you letting this bigot post?

        • jbl

          Better question: why are we letting you comment?

          This no longer theory. It is now acknowledged fact!

    • Robert Davis

      truth : This is a TYPICAL CASE OF INVERSION in particular from the left who ARE trying to rule the world with communism! Liars like lefters would use this fake argument agains the Sionists whom they don’t like because Israel rejected communism! hitler used to say that too because HE wanted to rule the world!How could 20 million Jews rule…the world when they are NOT able to rule a small nation like Israel? Israel is NOT governed and this is the reason of all these p^ressures against Israel. If Israel was ruled the least the PM could have done is to threaten to break it relations if the frenc parliament “recognizes” SO ILLEGALLY a country that never existed! This is a mere CLOWNERY!

  • Tony Rice

    That France has 10% of it’s population as Muslims wouldn’t have anything to do with it I suppose? Time was France had a large Jewish population,and proud both ” elements ” were, but now France has the joys of mass immigration.

  • Emily f. Korzenik

    We remember that in the 1930s European governments mostly either ignored or encouraged anti-Semitism. We are grateful for the extent to which that is not the case today. That the Hungarian government has a considerable anti-Semitic component is the exception rather than the rule.

  • David

    Perhaps here is the answer:

    Migration trends are to intensify over the coming thirty years… . All developed countries will be affected, including East Asia and the former communist countries. There will be an overall mingling of cultures and civilisations that may lead, as far as France is concerned, to the emergence of a predominantly African population and to rapid Islamization.”2

    Today, France’s immigrant population amounts to 15 percent of the total population, with lower figures for the Muslim community: hardly a tidal wave. It is also true that France remains an overwhelmingly Roman Catholic country, with a Catholic baptism rate of 84 percent in 1990. In addition, France is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, nation-states in Europe, and it can claim one of the world’s great and most attractive cultures; these attributes have helped it absorb and thoroughly assimilate large numbers of immigrants during the past century or so, including Belgians and Germans, Italians and Spaniards, Poles and Portuguese, Jews from Eastern Europe and North Africa, Armenians, and West Indian blacks, plus Asians from Indochina, China, and India. Why should not the same pattern prevail throughout the twenty-first century as well?

  • Robert Weintraub

    “16% of French% believe…” Given that 10% of French are Moslem I find the number 16 reassuring rather something that we Jews need to be concerned about Marine lePen leader of the righting nationalist party in France has specifically denounced anti-Semitism. French anti=Semitism is specifically Moslem and unrelated to the hatred directed against Jews in the early part of the twentieth century.

    • Yacoub

      It says here 3% of the population in France identify themselves as Muslim: en.wikipedia org/wiki/Religion_in_France#Islam_statistics. Other figures state a number of 8%. I guess the extra 5% figure comes from people who have the same mindset as the people who say that Obama is a Muslim.

  • jmj616

    Only twenty-five percent of those surveyed in France believe that “Zionism is an international organization that seeks to influence the world and society in favor of the Jews.” I think this means that the leaders of the Zionist movement are doing a poor job of fulfilling their mission, which–of course–is to “influence the world and society in favor of the Jews.” Wouldn’t the French be embarrassed if only twenty-five percent of Israeli citizens believed that the French government were seeking to “influence the world and society” in favor of the French?
    As usual, we, the Jews, are assailed for standing up for ourselves in the same way that every other sane nation does for itself. The only other option would be to lie down and allow ourselves to be whipped, but then we would be held accountable for our own suffering. “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.”[

  • Have these statistics been adjusted for Muslim input? The well in France, and Europe as a whole, has been badly poisoned by the Muslim immigrant population. If must find a scapegoat to transfer the blame for its own failures. Graft the inherent anti-Semitic undercurrent in most European states onto the trunk of Muslim anti-Semitism and the fruit must be poisoned!

    In the Muslim immigrant population one can easily identify the seeds of hatred and anti-Semitism that are the very same ones poisoning all of Europe.

    When this immigrant population gets led by some sophisticated Islamists then say goodbye to what used to be egalite’, liberte’, and fratinerte’.

  • Eric R.

    Given that France is now close to 15% Muslim, that 16% figure sounds about right.

    The rest are likely Communists.

  • Ken Kelso

    If i had a time machine, i would tell the U.S do not help the French against the Nazis.
    Let Stalin have France.
    The U.S should have announced since the French have these views, we now will let Stalin have France.
    Let these French Nazis live under Stalin and see how they like it.