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June 3, 2015 12:46 pm

French Municipality Approves Motion to Name Street After Yasser Arafat

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A southern French city is considering naming a new street after former chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization Yasser Arafat. Photo: Courtesy.

A coastal municipality in southern France adopted a proposal that would name a new street after deceased Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, the Var-matin newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The elected representatives of the Mediterranean commune of La Seyne-sur-Mer voted to adopt the plan. The district’s mayor said only a few residents voted in opposition.

Mayor Marc Vulliemot noted the presence of a street in the district named after former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated.

“As far as I know, the two men received the Nobel Peace Prize together,” he said.

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Arafat and Rabin received the Nobel Peace Prize along with former Israeli President Shimon Peres for their cooperation over the Oslo Accords.

Critics of the motion said it raised the status of a “controversial figure” who at various points in his life condoned and even encouraged terrorist acts against Israelis. Arafat died in France at age 75 shortly after being flown to the country for medical treatment. His death has been shrouded in conspiracy theories, though a recent investigation by French forensics officers found no wrongdoing.

In another strange connection to Israel, the nuclear reactors that Israel destroyed during a 1981 air strike in Iraq were developed in La Seyne-sur-Mer.

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  • Marshall

    Maybe they will call it Rue de le Murderer

  • Your readers know the French are swine.

  • SARA RIFKA

    I AM NEVER GOING TO FRANCE…..SO WHO CARES WHAT NAME A STREET HOLDS….SILLY REMARK OR NONSENSE OF ARTICLE…..WE ALL NAME STREETS OF PEOPLE WE CARE ABOUT…WHO HAVE DONE THINGS TO BRING JOY TO OUR SITUATION….WELL…..READ BETWEEN THE LINES……FRANCE LOVES MUSLIMS….HATES JEWS AND ENJOYS THE DILEMA THAT THEY NOW SIT IN……CHAOS BRINGS ORDER AND THE ORDER OF FRANCE IS WITHIN BOUNDARIES OF MUSLIM STRENGTH ATTITUDE AND OF CLAIMING RESULTS.
    SO WHY DO WE CARE….WHY DO WE SHOUT THAT WE WANT SOMETHING ELSE AS JEWS…..DON’T VISIT….MOVE OUT OF A PLACE OF HARM AND STOP ‘B *()TCHING.

  • MARKUS E BRAJTMAN

    SO, WHAT’S STRANGE ABOUT THAT?
    THE FRENCH HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JEW HATERS.
    HOW MANY JEWS WERE SENT TO THE DEATH CAMPS FROM FRANCE?
    LETS NOT FORGET THAT BIG NOSED”HERO” DE GAULL WHO DID EVERYTHING TO HELP THE TERRORISTS TO DESROY THE JEWISH STATE.
    WHEN THE ARABS ARTTACKED ISRAEL FROM ALL SIDES, DE GAULL CANCELLED ALL THE SPARES FOR THE MIRAGE FIGHTER JETS, SO THAT ISRAEL AIRFORCE WOULD BE CRIPPLED.
    BUT THANKS TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT VORSTER, ONCE HE HEARD ABOUT THE TREACHORY OF DE GAULL, IMMEDIATELY SENT THE SPARES FROM SOUTH AFRICA, VORSTER SAVED ISRAEL

  • Connections to Israel are NOT coincidental & never have been. Would Yasser Arafat Boulevard be the one the dead-ends in the sea?

  • Leo Toystory

    It will be a fine street on which to relieve oneself.

  • You just FORGET to tell your readers that Vulliemot is a Socialist Party registered Mayor who got only 40% of the votes to get his Seat back recently… That is Democracy and Universal voting and Voting wicked system..
    US Jews, I forgot it, love Socialism ? So they got it..Aren’t they Happy?

  • damita

    Wasn’t Ararat (sic) one of the ugliests beings ever to inhabit this planet?

  • CGG

    Something smells very Vichy around here.

  • Ma na

    I want my payments that I do for flight tickets for airport security.Since he is the father of the HiJacking planes.We pay more to flight tickets because of him!

  • Boycott this La Seyne sewer

    Boycott this La Seyne sewer

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