(This petition is in response to our reader's request.
Thank you IG. Thank you Ed Koch.)
Please read Ed Koch's article below and sign our
petition to assist the Jews in France, presently subjugated to constant
acts of blatant anti-Semitism. We will soon deliver this petition to the
French authorities, so please get others involved.
As with Dreyfus, we will not tolerate
by, Ed Koch
ALL supporters of Israel should boycott French wine, cheese, perfume
and clothing, as well as refuse to visit France as tourists, until the
French government recalls its ambassador to Britain, and either cashiers
or demotes him.
Last week, the recently appointed French ambassador to Britain, Daniel
Bernard, attended a reception at the home of Conrad Black and his wife,
Barbara Amiel. Black is the publisher of newspapers in Canada, the
United States, Britain and Israel. Amiel, a reporter in her own right,
said that at the party Bernard called Israel a "shitty little
country," adding, "Why should the world be in danger of World
War III because of those people?"
Bernard does not deny he made the statements, and his spokesman stated
that Bernard was "absolutely shocked" by suggestions he was
anti-Semitic. Really? He must be thin-skinned indeed to be so easily
shocked. That little country and the Jewish nation, never more than
one-third of one percent of the world's population that he so vulgarly
described, gave birth to Moses, King David, King Solomon, Jesus, Freud
and Einstein, as well as approximately 20 percent of the world's Nobel
The response by Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister of Britain during the
reign of Queen Victoria, to an anti-Semite seems particularly
appropriate, "Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right
honorable gentleman were brutal savages in an unknown island, mine were
priests in the temple of Solomon."
Bernard used to serve as France's delegate to the United Nations. One
can safely assume he supported with pleasure the prejudiced resolutions
against Israel offered time after time by the Arab countries,
effectively supporting Palestinian terrorism against the civilian
population of Israel, while denouncing Israel because it exercised its
right of self defense.
That support shouldn't shock us. After all, wasn't it in Vichy France
during World War II that French cops rounded up and delivered 61,000
Jews at Drancy to the Nazis without a request by the Nazis that they do
so? Those Jews were then shipped to Nazi death camps where they were
We now know, notwithstanding herculean efforts to cover up the history
of the Nazi occupation, that large numbers of French collaborated with
the Nazis, and only a small number - mostly Communists responding to the
orders of Stalin - continued to fight underground.
It was the French government of 20 years ago that financed and built the
Iraqi nuclear bomb plant that - fortunately for the allies in the Gulf
War of 1991 - no longer existed because Israel bombed and destroyed it
It was France that made a bargain with the PLO in the 1970s that it
would not arrest Arab terrorists using France as their base planning
attacks on Israel and Jews so long as they did not engage in terrorism
on French soil. And it is France at the United Nations that now opposes
requests by the United States and Britain for additional sanctions
against Iraq for its refusal to admit UN inspectors required by UN
French anti-Semitism is well known. I have no doubt that had Bernard
been alive during the infamous Dreyfus trials, he might well have
defended the French government with something like, "Why is that
shitty little Jew protesting his innocence when the French government
and the French army says he is guilty of treason?" - as did so many
If a French ambassador had assailed Saudi Arabia in the same way - a
country that exports not only oil, but terrorists - the French
government would have fired him on the spot. Incidentally, 15 of the 19
who blew up the World Trade Center and hit the Pentagon were Saudis.
Where are the supporters of Israel willing to stand up and actively lead
boycotts and picket lines against France until it fires Bernard?
Let me add that if a quarrel arose between France and Germany, I would
hope we in the United States would remember how, when Ronald Reagan was
president, the French government refused to allow our military planes to
fly over France on their way to bomb Libya, and that we would support
Boycott, boycott, boycott France.