|Israel Resource Review
||24th June, 2008
Young Israel Protests French President Nicolas Sarkozy
National Council of Young Israel President Shlomo Z. Mostofsky, Esq.,
made the following statement today in response to French President
Nicolas Sarkozy's comments during his trip to Israel, in which he
called on Israel to stop constructing new homes and to expel the Jews
from Judea and Samaria, and said that "[t]here cannot be peace without
recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of two states:"
"The National Council of Young Israel is outraged at the insensitivity
that President Sarkozy displayed during his current visit to Israel.
At the same time that he was addressing the Knesset and declaring that
France was a friend of Israel, President Sarkozy had the audacity to
call on Israel to take steps that would inevitably jeopardize the
safety and security of its citizens. Just as the Israeli Prime
Minister would not call on France to relinquish half of Paris to its
enemy, or even to a friend for that matter, President Sarkozy has no
standing and no right to call on Israel to cede control of its capital
to people intent on destroying its citizenry. The French President
has no business suggesting that Israel divide that which is
indivisible. Israel can agree to a divided Jerusalem no more than
General Charles de Gaulle and the French were able to agree to a
divided France under the Nazis during Work War II. The position of
the National Council of Young Israel continues to be that there can be
no division of Jerusalem at any time, under any circumstances.
The National Council of Young Israel is also appalled that President
Sarkozy chose to advocate the expulsion of Jews from their homes in
Judea and Samaria. As we saw from the Israeli government's failed
experiment with Gush Katif, forcing Jews from their homes and
relinquishing the land to the Palestinians does not lead to peace.
President Sarkozy may think that he has all the answers to the current
situation in Israel, but until he stops looking at things through the
eyes of the Palestinians and develops a true understanding of the
nature of the conflict and the need for Israel to defend itself, he
should refrain from making suggestions and advocating positions that
threaten the future of the Jewish state."
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Sarkozy and Land for Peace
Well, Sarkozy was in Jerusalem this week, and standing before the Knesset
he called for Israel to agree to have Jerusalem divided, with half turned
over to the savages. He also called for ethnic cleansing of the Jews
living in the West Bank
These French politicians have long believed that peace could be created by
turning Israel into a sort of Vichy appeasement regime. But now that they
want to purchase peace with land, they may be on to something important.
Never one to back down from a challenge, I have prepared a set of
proposals for consideration by the French people, so they too can achieve
a full, lasting, and just peace with their historic opponents.
First, we all agree that territory must not be annexed by force.
Therefore, we can also agree that Germany has a moral right to demand the
return of Alsace-Lorraine, for the French aggression in 1945 and its
consequent occupation must not be rewarded. "A full withdrawal for full
peace" should operate here. Further, France must agree to the return and
rehabilitation of all ethnic Germans expelled from Alsace-Lorraine after
World Wars I and II, as well as all those they define as their
But this, of course, is just the first step toward a solution, as no
aggression can be rewarded.and France has much other stolen territory to
return. It took Corsica from Genoa, Nice and Savoy from Piedmont; as the
successor state, Italy must get back all these lands. By similar token,
territories grabbed from the Habsburgs go back to Austria, including
Franche-Comt., Artois, and historic Burgundy. The Roussillon area (along
the Pyren.es) must be returned to Spain, its rightful owner. And Normandy,
Anjou, Aquitaine, and Gascony must be returned to their rightful owners,
the British royal family.
Not even this not enough for the sake of peace. Brittany and Languedoc
must be granted autonomy at once, recognizing the Breton and Occitan
Liberation organizations as their legal rulers. This leaves the French
government in control over the .le de France (the area around Paris).
That, however, still does not solve the problem of the Holy City of Paris,
sacred to artists, gourmets, and adulterers. The Corsicans obviously have
a historic claim to the Tomb of the Emperor Napoleon, their famed son, as
well as the Invalides complex and beyond. For the sake of peace, is it not
too much to ask that Paris be the capital for two peoples? The French
authorities must agree to prevent French Parisians from even entering the
sacred tomb area, lest this upset the Corsicans.
The Saint Chapelle and the Church of Notre Dame of course will be
internationalized, under joint Vatican-art historical auspices. Indeed,
the French should consider it a compliment of the highest order that so
many people see Paris as an international city.
The French have nothing to complain of. They will enjoy the benefits of
peace and retain control of the Champs Elysees.
Actually, come to think of it, even the Champs Elys.es may be too much.
Recalling the French position that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel,
perhaps the true French capital is not Paris at all, but Vichy.
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