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December 2, 2014 5:50 pm

French Jew Burns ID Card in Protest Over Gov’t Vote to Recognize Palestinian State (VIDEO)

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Jewish protest over French Palestine vote. Photo: Screenshot, JSS News.

Jewish protest over French Palestine vote. Photo: Screenshot, JSS News.

An enraged French Jew from Lyon on Tuesday set fire to his ID card in a dramatic protest over France’s National Assembly 339 – 151 vote to recognize a Palestinian state, the French JSS News reported.

“As you all know, France has just symbolically recognized a terrorist Palestinian state. I, then, in response to this bull****, and to reply to these incompetents, will symbolically burn my French identity,” Jérémy Yoni Ajzenberg, 26, said.

“F*** this incapable government that is in the image of the Eiffel Tower: static, with it’s legs apart!” said Ajzenberg, who plans to make aliyah (emigrate) to Israel in Feb. 2015.

Daniel Schwammenthal, director of the American Jewish Committee’s Transatlantic Institute in Brussels, told about the vote that, “Europeans may have nothing but good intentions, but recognizing Palestine without the PA [Palestinian Authority] first achieving a settlement with Israel is ultimately misguided. It would be a setback for the quest for real peace and the establishment of a real Palestinian state.”

According to a visibly angered Ajzenberg, “This state … has no problem criticizing the Islamic State, but it sucks Hamas. So that’s all that State deserves,” he declared as he set his card alight – a punishable offence.

“Am Israel Hai, Eretz Israel L’Am Israel (The people of Israel liveth; the land of Israel for the people of Israel),” he proclaimed in Hebrew.

The Facebook video has already been viewed thousands of times, and reflects growing frustration and despair by French Jews over both their plight in the face of growing antisemitism and attacks, and the diplomatic, political, and cultural attacks against the Jewish state.

On Monday, three unknown assailants invaded the home of a Jewish couple in the Paris suburb of Créteil, raped the 19-year-old woman, and robbed the home, saying it was “because you are Jewish,” local French media said.

“The Jewish community is in shock over this,” a journalist who covered the story told The Algemeiner. Noting the concern about the case, he said, “When I posted the story on my social networks – they went crazy from reshares,” pointing out that “The article was read 16,207 times from 3PM to 8 PM… it’s 36% of the total amount of page view for the last 20 hours.”

On Saturday night, two Jewish men were also attacked in the vicinity, according to the Le Parisien newspaper.

The 19 and 21-year-old brothers were wearing skullcaps when they were attacked near the Shaare Zion synagogue, Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, said in a statement on Sunday.

“Between the video, and Créteil, tonight (Tuesday) we cannot count the number of Jews in France who published on Facebook or Twitter, ‘next year in Jerusalem – REALLY!'” Ajzenberg said.

In June, Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky announced that French aliyah (emigration to Israel) will surpass 5,000 individuals by the end of 2014, an all-time record and a full 1 percent of the 500,000-person French Jewish community. Never before has such a large proportion of a Western Jewish community made aliyah in a single year.

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  • Graham Stone

    Kol Ha’kavod mon brave

    • Alain

      JSS News is known for publishing a huge scoop – the death of Bashar al Assad.

      “But… he’s not dead!” will you tell me.

      Yes. Which is why Algemeiner should not trust what JSS News writes.

      JSS news is not a media, it’s just the blog of one Jonathan Simon Sellem.

  • Moe

    No need to burn it, its only a matter of time when France will no longer be French it will be a total Islamic state!

  • Another reaction to a very complex situation for Jews & Arabs in the Middle East, and now in Europe. So much confusion and uber nationalism. Of course, the Jewish population endured the most heinous crimes to humanity perpetrated by the Nazis, and don’t feel comfortable today, once again. So anxiety is high, and fears are surfacing, justifiably. From the Palestinian side, Arabs are caught between Hamas and other factions, to be a citizen of Israel, or not. Israel is aflame again with a huge amount of hatred and total distrust from both sides. It’s a no-win situation, peace cannot come out of continued war. Too many players calling the shots, while those on the ground have to deal with day-to-day issues.
    It’s no surprise that both sides will probably never be able to come to a consensus or find a peaceful future.

  • Welcome. We need you and embrace your return!

  • judithg

    look, the french lap danced the nazis. they were themselves a faux nazi regime. 500,000 Jews living in that filthy place. what were they thinking.

  • Mandrake

    France should invite all the Palestinian refugees (and those who are not refugees) living in Gaza and the West Bank to come over and live in France as an additional gesture to the peace loving people.

  • Eve

    Kol Ha’kavod to this young man.

  • Linda Rivera

    The Arab League’s Charter states its goal is to eradicate the Zionist entity.

    US/UK/EU/UN ruthless ideology that demands the vicious religious cleansing of Jewish innocents for not being Muslim MUST stop! The 1976 International Convention for Civil and Political Rights, prohibits all forms of discrimination against people on the basis of religion and nationality.

    Every Israeli Land surrender results in vastly increased Islamic terror and war! The murderous peace process: LAND in exchange FOR WAR! As a result of Israeli land surrenders, every Israeli is under missile threat from either Hizbullah or Hamas, or both.

    Demanding a Muslim terror state reducing tiny Israel at mid-section to 9 miles wide indefensible, Auschwitz borders is wickedly seeking a Second Holocaust!

  • Linda Rivera

    Deceitfully Called the Arab/Israeli Conflict, it’s global jihad against Israel and the Free World. Aided and abetted by Western ruling elites.

    US/UK/EU/UN are fully aware that all Palestinian Authority maps show the new state of “Palestine” covering ALL Israel. Global Islam’s conquest goal, shouted out and on banners in Muslim demonstrations in the West is: “Palestine From the River to the Sea”.

    In 1980, PLO Terrorist Leader Arafat explained the peace process: “Peace for us means the destruction of Israel. We are preparing for an all-out war, a war which will last for generations.”

    Egypt created the PLO. The PLO Charter calls for the destruction of Israel.

    On the same day Oslo “Peace” Accords were signed in 1993, PLO leader, Arafat stated: “Since we cannot defeat Israel in war we do this in stages. We take any and every territory that we can of Palestine, and establish sovereignty there and we use it as a springboard to take more. When the time comes, we can get the Arab nations to join us for the final blow against Israel.”

  • Linda Rivera

    Director of American Jewish Committee: It would be a setback for the quest for real peace and the establishment of a real Palestinian state.”

    Who is this mere man to shake his fist at G-d and despise the beautiful gift of Israel that G-d gave to Jews as an everlasting possession? Not one more inch surrendered to the enemies of all innocent humanity! NO SURRENDER, EVER!

    Real peace? Stop the deception! In Islam, peace is achieved when a hated infidel nation is attacked, conquered, destroyed and Muslims rule. That is Islamic peace.

    Bukhari:V4B52N220 “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘I have been made victorious with terror’.

  • karen noorlander

    This boy is right to burns his id. Frensch is with the Arabs, not with Israel. Only Israel is a home land for the Jews. Shame on you Frensch.

  • Billy Bumps

    Leave the terrorist friendly Europe……take everything you own and leave…….

  • Noel Herasfield

    Trading Muslims for Jews?Totally nuts!

  • Noel Herasfield

    Trading Muslims for Jews.Totally nuts!