Friday, May 5, 2017

France: French-Israelis receive voter info addressed to “Palestinian Territories”

A typical example of the "politique arabe de la France".   In spite of the snub French-Israeli Jews are still being asked to vote against Marine Le Pen!

Via The Jerusalem Post:
French-Israelis living in the West Bank and east Jerusalem expressed outrage Thursday, after receiving voter information letters addressed to the “Palestinian Territories.” 
“I was in shock,” said Dina Cohen, a resident of Kochav Ya’acov, a settlement close to Jerusalem. “This letter is like a slap in the face.” 
Some French residents living in Jerusalem neighborhoods such as Gilo and Har Homa also received letters addressed to the “Palestinian Territories.” However, they were not instructed to vote where French-Palestinians vote; they were told to go to the French Institute in Jerusalem, which is not over the Green Line. 
“They should take this all the way and tell us to vote in Ramallah, but then provide us with security, because the problem isn’t us, it’s the other side,” Cohen said. 
Cohen, an aide to French-Israeli parliamentarian Meyer Habib, expressed disappointment and concern that the letter would discourage French citizens in Israel from voting.
“A lot of French citizens are debating whether or not to vote, because they say the country is anti-Israel and they feel alienated from it, and when they see this, they won’t want to vote,” she said. “But I feel a responsibility to vote against [candidate Marine] Le Pen on the far Right, so I’ll still go.” 
Habib, who represents expats from Mediterranean countries in the National Assembly, called the letters a “provocation by the French Foreign Ministry.”
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