French Jews demanded the country’s Republican Party take disciplinary action against a primary candidate who said Hillary Clinton endangers Europe because she is controlled by Zionists.
The president of CRIF, the umbrella group of French Jewish communities, made the demand in a statement Thursday about Jean Fréderic Poisson, a National Assembly lawmaker whose Christian Democratic Party is a right-wing outlier of the Republicans’ center-right coalition in the 2017 presidential election.
In an article published Wednesday by the Nice Matin newspaper, Poisson was quoted as saying about Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate in the United States, that her “closeness to the super funders of Wall Street and her submission to Zionist lobbies are dangerous for Europe and for France.”
read more Jean-Frédéric Poisson is not the only French politician to complain about a dangerous Jewish/Zionist lobby/power: Former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas, under Mitterrand, accused current P.M. Manuel Valls, whose wife is Jewish, of being under "under Jewish influence". The late French President François Mitterrand complained about“the powerful and noxious influence of the Jewish lobby in France". Général de Gaulle stated in a press conference (1967): "Some people even feared that the Jews, until then scattered about, but who were still what they had always been, that is an elite people, sure of themselves and domineering, would, once assembled again on the land of their ancient greatness, turn into a burning and conquering ambition". De Gaulle also implied that the Jews were responsible for "the malevolences they arose in certain countries". He said that twenty years after the Holocaust.