Anti-Semitism in France Exaggerated, Chief Rabbi Says

July 5, 2007

Not long ago, it was reported in the media that a Jewish boy, son of a prominent French rabbi, was assaulted in a Paris train station by an anti-Semitic youth. The story was touted as proof that French Jews live in constant danger, particularly from their Muslim neighbors. President Nicolas Sarkozy was compelled to apologize publicly to the Jewish community, and promised that there would be no more such incidents. France is home to about eight million Muslims and only half a million Jews. According to the media, anti-Semitic incidents in France rose between 2008 and 2009 by 75% - from 475 to 832.

However, Rabbi Yirmiyahu Menachem Cohen, chief rabbi of Paris for the last four years, declared in an interview with the Brooklyn-based Yiddish newspaper Der Blatt that these stories were completely unfounded. He personally spoke with the rabbi whose son was supposedly beaten, and learned that the "anti-Semitic assault" was nothing more than a brush with a drunken man, which left his son without a single scratch.

Furthermore, Rabbi Cohen said he has never encountered any anti-Semitic violence in France. He uses the subway system every day without incident. Paris is home to a community of about 200,000 Jews, of whom about 200 pray in Rabbi Cohen's synagogue. Rabbi Cohen believes that the rumors about rising anti-Semitism in France were deliberately spread by pro-Israeli media outlets, in the hopes of spurring more Jews to leave France and settle in the State of Israel.

According to Rabbi Cohen, most of the Jews in Paris are of Sephardic descent, and, ironically, many of them are former Israelis who left behind the Zionist "paradise" to seek a better life in France.

Our comment:

The propaganda about anti-Semitic violence in France is part of a long-term Zionist scheme to empty out the world of its Jews, and bring them all to the State of Israel. To this end, Zionists seek to provoke agitation and anti-Semitism in every land where Jews live. Their founder Theodor Herzl was the first to put this plan into writing: "It is essential that the sufferings of Jews. . . become worse. . . this will assist in realization of our plans. . The anti-Semites will assist us thereby in that they will strengthen the persecution and oppression of Jews. The anti-Semites shall be our best friends (Diary, Part I, pp. 16).

In the 1920's, the Zionists began writing that Jews have no place in Germany. Although this was not the position of the majority of German Jews, who opposed Zionism and were loyal Germans, the media gave the Zionist view great publicity, influencing Nazi ideology and policy.

After World War II, the Zionists targeted the surviving Jews of Europe for immigration. They intervened in America to make sure these Jews would have nowhere to go but Palestine.

After establishing their state in 1948, they set their sights on Sephardic Jewry - the Jews living in Arab countries. They fooled some of them, such as the Yemenite Jews, into leaving their homes by encouraging the belief that the age of the messiah had arrived. Others, such as Iraqi Jews, were frightened into fleeing their homelands by bombs secretly placed by Zionist agents in the synagogues. Today, almost no Jews remain in Arab lands where there were once millions.

In the 1970's, the Zionists began to target Russian Jewry. In the decades that followed, more than a million Russian Jews settled in the State of Israel.

Starting ten years ago, the Zionists saw that it did not serve their political interests to have Jews in France, so they decided to burn a fire under their feet to get them to leave. The Zionists need the French Jews' intelligence, property and blood to contribute to their war against the Arabs. On July 18, 2004, Ariel Sharon issued a call to all French Jews to come to the State of Israel. Fortunately, his efforts did not bear fruit; Jews stayed put in France.

America is their next target. They know American Jews are comfortable now, but they hope for a wave of anti-Semitism that will send us running to their doorstep. Yishai Fleisher, a talk show host at Israel National Radio and co-founder of pro-immigration organization Kumah, said so explicitly: "The next major frontier in aliyah (immigration to the State of Israel) is North America and the western countries like England and France... Western aliyah is up and it will continue to rise because of the great fuel of aliyah in England and France, anti-Semitism. Meanwhile, in North America, ideological and religious aliyah is what we can expect, unless some unexpected anti-Semitic wave hits the region." Indeed, Zionist strategy has not changed since Herzl.

In contrast to G-d's plan to spread Jews all over the world for their survival (Talmud, Pesachim 87b), the Zionists wish to bring them all to one place, where they can all be attacked at once, G-d forbid. Thus they are doing the anti-Semites' work for them. The Jewish people must wake up to see the cancer that is growing on its body.

The body fights off most diseases using antibodies developed from previous exposure or from vaccines. The body has been trained to recognize its enemies and fight them off. However, cancer is much more dangerous because the body doesn't recognize it as an enemy and cannot fight. Identifying one's enemy is the first step toward victory. May G-d help Jews to open their eyes and see who their enemy is.

Jews aspire to live in peace with their neighbors in France and everywhere else. We deplore those who spread false rumors with the intent of sowing hatred between Jews and Muslims.