“There are forces behind these protesters who finance that support and perhaps organize what is happening. ” –Roger Cukierman, président Conseil Représentatif des Institutions juives de France.
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING
“It is France who is in danger”
Roger Cukierman, president of CRIF (the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France):
“We feel anxiety in Jewish circles, because we are witnessing a wave of terrorist acts against the Jews… Synagogues were attacked in the Paris area, shops were attacked… Obviously, there is concerted action around the Paris region against the Jews. And the pretext is the conflict in the Middle East. But remember, this is the only conflict that is highlighted by the elements of these people. Nobody seems to attack the Syrian Embassy in France, where [in Syria] they killed 170,000 Syrian Muslim citizens. Nobody attacks [the conflict] in Iraq, Afghanistan, Mali, Sudan… The only conflict is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. There are forces behind these protesters who finance that support and perhaps organize what is happening.
“Anti-Zionism is the new coat of anti-Semitism. They do not scream out “Death to Israel” in the streets of Paris, they shout “Death to the Jews.” … We are therefore faced with a concerted action of organized terrorism, jihad, pogroms. And it is not addressed only to the Jews…
“This was seen when Mohamed Merrah, before killing the children of Toulouse, killed two French soldiers in Montauban, one of them, moreover, was an Arab. He knew because he had negotiated to buy a scooter from him. So, it is France that is in danger. This is the Republic being attacked, and we are only the vanguard. It applies to all “unbelievers…”
(Photo credits: nworeport; rfi.fr)
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