France’s leader Macron has criticized Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, an issue that is sure to loom large in the upcoming Netanyahu visit. Macron issued this statement:
France does not approve the US decision. France supports the Two-State Solution, Israel and Palestine, living in peace and security, with Jerusalem as the capital of both States.
We must prefer appeasement and dialogue
Some protestors were holding signs reading “Boycott Israel” and “Free Palestine.” Others held banners saying that US President Donald Trump and Netanyahu “follow Nazi steps
“Free Palestine” from what? That is the question that the world needs to be asking. “Palestine” is the historic Ottoman South Syria. The Muslim Arabs have no historic claim to that land. On the other hand, the tiny state of Israel has proven ancient ties to the land, and has been victimized and targeted by jihadists and jihadist states from the day of its birth in 1948. It still is. The PA, Fatah and Hamas Charters call for its obliteration, while Iran and Hezbollah remain committed to the same. As reported by Robert Spencer at Breitbart:
Like so much Palestinian outrage, it is not based on fact, but on propaganda. The Palestinians claim an ethnicity and nationality that has no basis in history but which was concocted by Yasir Arafat and the KGB as a weapon to use against Israel, have a “capital” as fictional as they are.
Meanwhile, PA leader Mahmoud Abbas says not one Jew will live in a Palestinian state, while Palestinians live and work in Israel, thus demonstrating which state is really practicing apartheid.
Emmanuel Macron dreams on about a two-state solution without realizing the fact that the Palestinians have been seeking a one-state solution since 1948.
Slogans and signs should read: Free Israel and the rest of the world from menacing jihadists.
“Massive Pro-Palestinian protest held in Paris ahead of Netanyahu’s visit (WATCH LIVE)”, RT News, December 9, 2017:
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators have gathered in the centre of Paris to protest against the upcoming visit of Benjamin Netanyahu to the French capital. The Israeli Prime Minister is due to meet French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday.
People carrying Palestinian flags gathered in Place de la République in the capital on Saturday, as seen from photos and videos on social media. Some protestors were holding signs reading “Boycott Israel” and “Free Palestine.” Others held banners saying that US President Donald Trump and Netanyahu “follow Nazi steps”.
In the meantime, a much smaller group of pro-Israeli protesters also gathered in Place de la République, as could be seen on Ruptly’s live video stream.
The protest was organized by a number of groups, including pro-Palestinian organizations and the Democratic Forum for Labour and Liberties (DFLL). The statement on the DFLL website calling for rallies on Saturday says that despite Macron’s criticism of Trump’s Jerusalem decision, the French leader is still welcoming Netanyahu to Paris. The statement goes on to call Netanyahu a “war criminal” who pursues an agenda of “deadly occupation”.
Tensions are running high across the globe after Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel…