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September 5, 2015 9:30 am

French Jews Advised Not to Use Word Zionism in Conversation With Non-Jews

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French police have allegedly identified another suspect connected to the kosher supermarket attack in Paris. Photo: David Monniaux.

French police. Photo: David Monniaux.

Stanley Greenberg, a prominent American political strategist from the United States, advised representatives of French Jewry to avoid mentioning Zionism when speaking to non-Jews.

Zionism “is seen as extremist and a force mainly in Israel, rather than Europe. Use of the term links your spokespeople to what is seen as an external conflict,” Greenberg, who has advised the campaigns of Bill Clinton and John Kerry, wrote in July to Robert Ejnes, the executive director of the CRIF umbrella group of French Jewish communities.

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