The Algemeiner reports: JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming attendance of a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the “Vel’ d’Hiv” Holocaust-era roundup of French Jews is expected to be met with protests in Paris.
French anti-Israel activists have called for demonstrations during Netanyahu’s visit and for their supporters to demand that France’s President Emmanuel Macron rescind the invitation to the Israeli leader.
“In what way does this event concern Israel? The state didn’t exist at the time [of the Holocaust]. Israel cannot present itself as the sole inheritor of the victims of the Holocaust,” wrote Bertrand Heilbronn, president of the French Palestinian Solidarity Association, in a joint letter with French-Jewish historian Dominique Vidal.
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