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Pro-Hamas exhibit opens in France

by IPT News The local government in the French city of Angoulême has provided a room for a pro-Hamas photography exhibit, a month after a French Islamist terrorist murdered a Rabbi and three Jewish youth to “avenge the Palestinian children.”

The organizing Charente Palestine Solidarity Association explained that the exhibit was at the center of a Palestinian cultural event, “in order that people could understand better what Hamas really is,” according to the Jerusalem Post.

The display of photography by Frédéric Sautereau, which the organizer says “shows the daily activities of Hamas and its active and positive role in the social, economic and cultural life of the inhabitants of the Gaza Strip,” has gone forward despite vociferous protests by French Jewish organizations.

The president of France’s leading Jewish organization, Richard Pasquier, denounced the exhibit and the complacency of French society towards anti-Jewish, Islamist terrorist groups in an open letter about the event. The exhibit was part of the “perverse importation of this [Israeli-Palestinian] conflict onto French

Massacre in Toulouse

A Call From the Heart by Mrs. Eva Sandle

My heart is broken. I am unable to speak. There are no ways for me to be able to express the great and all-consuming pain resulting from the murder of my dear husband Rabbi Jonathan and our sons, Aryeh and Gavriel, and of Miriam Monsonego, daughter of the dedicated principal of Ozar Hatorah and his wife, Rabbi Yaakov and Mrs. Monsonego.

May no one ever have to endure such pain and suffering.

The spirit of the Jewish people can never be extinguished Because so many of you, my cherished brothers and sisters in France and around the world, are asking what you can do on my behalf, on behalf of my daughter Liora and on behalf of the souls of my dear husband and children, I feel that, difficult though it may be, it is incumbent upon me to answer your entreaties.

My husband’s life was dedicated to teaching Torah. We moved back to the country of his birth to help young people learn about the beauty of Torah. He was truly a good man, loving, giving, and selfless. He was sensitive to all of G-d’s creatures, always searching for ways to reveal the goodness in others.

After attack, MK calls on Jews to leave France

By Aaron Kalman School shooting a ‘crime against humanity’PM says he fears ‘murderous anti-Semitism’ behind Toulouse shootingFour gunned down at Jewish school in France; Sarkozy: ‘It’s a tragedy’MK Ya’akov Katz called Monday for Jews to leave France in the wake of a deadly attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse.

“There is no Jewish future in France,” Katz, of the National Union party, said, adding that the state of Israel is the future of the Jewish people, and that Jews should not trust their fate to “Sarkozy, Obama or other world leaders.”

The Israeli Foreign Ministry, by contrast, expressing shock over the attack, said Israel was confident the French authorities would do “everything possible” to bring the perpetrator to justice.

Opposition head Tzipi Livni posted on her Facebook page, calling it a sad day. “The state of Israel and the Jewish people are partners in battling antisemitism and hate crimes,” she said. Livni said France must protect its citizens from events like this one, adding that she trusts the French authorities will find the person responsible.

Iran deploys “Oil weapons’ cuts off six Euopean Nations

Wednesday and announced a cut in exports to six European countries, including France and Greece. By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu Iran rolled out its “oil weapon” Wednesday and announced a cut in exports to six European countries, including France, Spain and Greece.

The government-run PRESS TV announced, “In response to the latest sanctions imposed by the EU (European Union) against Iran’s energy and banking sectors, the Islamic Republic has cut oil exports to six European countries.”

It named them as the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, France, Greece and Portugal in response to a EU boycott of new oil contracts with the Islamic Republic.

The move immediately sparked a one percent rise in the price of crude oil on world markets, sending a cost of barrel of crude to more than $101.

Jewish State a ‘Silly’ Idea

French president Nicolas Sarkozy squarely blames Israel for stalled talks and says the Jewish state’s national identity is “silly.” By Gavriel Queenann According to the oft-controversial French magazine Le Canard Enchaîne, President Nicolas Sarkozy thinks the idea of a Jewish state is “silly.”

“It is silly to talk about a Jewish state,” Sarkozy said in reference to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s assertion no true peace could be made until officials in Ramallah accepted Israel’s essential Jewish identity.

“It would be like saying that this table is Catholic,” he added. “There are two million Arabs in Israel.”

Sarkozy also placed sole blame for failed negotiations between Israel and PA officials on Netanyahu’s shoulders.

Why has France banned the word Shoah?

A tragic paradox is present in the French banning of the word “Shoah”. Giulio Meotti

France has banned the “Shoah”.

” No more “Holocaust” or “Shoah”, but the more bureaucratic, anonymous “anéantissement”, a French word that merely means annihilation.

The new French rules for the scholastic year of 2011 require the textbooks to avoid the use of any Jewish connotation for the genocide of the Jews.