France, The Riots and the People Behind It
<a href="http://www.nationalvanguard.org/story.php?id=3923">France: Sarkozy Groomed for Presidency</a>
Report; Posted on: 2004-09-29 03:54:41 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
Media positions Jewish neocon as 'darling of the right.'
by Jeff Hook
Nicolas Sarkozy[img align=right]http://www.nationalvanguard.org/images/teaser/sarkozy.jpg[/img] (pictured), whose mother is Jewish and father an ethnic Hungarian, is being labeled the best hope of the French right by controlled media. The French Jewish community is already getting excited at the prospect - even though the election may not be until 2007.
Sarkozy announced on Monday that he hopes to run in 2007's presidential election - against incumbent Jacques Chirac if necessary.
On the Jewish-owned and produced 100 Minutes TV show, where he declared his presidential hopes, Sarkozy smeared Muslim intellectual Tariq Ramadan and the National Front's patriotic leader Jean-Marie Le Pen as "anti-Semitic" and "racist." He also condemned what he calls "Chirac's obstructionist stance on the Iraq war."
As minister for the interior, Sarkozy has threatened to persecute "preachers who incite violence or call for the breaking of French law." Referring to Christians and Muslims who commit "hate speech" by mentioning the Israel lobby. He also forced police to label attacks on Jewish-owned buildings "anti-Semitic," rather than vandalism, as was the case before he became minister.
In 2003, Sarkozy was awarded the "Tolerance Prize" of the Jewish-supremacist Simon Wiesenthal Center for his work in "combating anti-Semitism" in France. In his acceptance speech Sarkozy snarled: "Confronted with anti-Semitism and racism, I know only two words. Zero tolerance. You don't explain anti-Semitism and racism. You fight it."[One has to laugh!!!/Draken]
Israelite Sarkozy enjoys easily the highest approval ratings of any French politician and is said to be a "shoe-in" for the 2007 race. He has exploited a shrewd understanding of propaganda to help establish his omnipresence, appearing on news bulletins almost daily. This media cooperation is believed to be part of a deliberate strategy to undermine the National Front after its electoral successes last year.
The waning popularity of France’s president and prime minister is of great concern to the Israel lobby as it provides a dreaded, possible opening for the pro-White party. That problem and its potential solution was conveniently highlighted late last year in an opinion poll which revealed that the powerful interior minister was rated more highly as a president-in-waiting than either of his masters. Sarkozy was described as an "excellent" or "good" right-wing presidential candidate by 50% of those polled for a survey published in the Jewish-owned Le Point magazine. President Jacques Chirac was seen as a positive runner by only 40% and the prime minister, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, got the support of just 24%.
The highly publicized [and suspect] poll also rated the Jew as the man "most capable of changing things in France." There's certainly no doubt about that.
[Unfortunately, no date is given for this news article./Draken]
<a href="http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=250793&contrassID=2&subContrass ID=15&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y">French establishment supports stabbed rabbi</a>
By Daniel Ben Simon, Ha'aretz Correspondent
Four former prime ministers of France gathered this week at a small Parisian synagogue to show their solidarity with Rabbi Gavriel Farhi, who was stabbed last week by an intruder shouting "Allah Akbar" in Arabic. On Monday, the rabbi's car was torched in his parking garage.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair sent a message that was read at the ceremony, urging "people of all faiths to stand together in rejection of violence."
The four former prime ministers - Lionel Jospin, Alain Juppe, Edouard Balladur and Laurent Fabius - were also joined by the highly popular Nicolas Sarkozy, the interior minister who sent thousands of policemen into the country's streets and thereby stopped the anti-Semitic violence that had emerged in France parallel with the intifada practically overnight.
At first, it was assumed that that attacker was a Muslim fanatic motivated by hatred of Jews. On Wednesday, however, Farhi was asked whether he was certain that the attacker was a Muslim, and he said no. He said he would regard it as incredible that a Jew might try to use violence against another Jew - but police investigators are not ruling out the possibility that the rabbi was attacked by a Jew from the extreme right, out of hostility to the reform rabbis of France.
After nearly two years of vioence against Jews, suddenly, after the elections for a new National Assembly seven months ago, there was a change. The reelected Chirac made domestic security his number one issue and appointed Nicolas Sarkozy as interior minister in Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin's new government.
Sarkozy added thousands of police to the force and sent many on foot patrols into neighborhoods prone to violence. The new government also pushed through laws stiffening sentences.
The new policy proved itself, and practically overnight the violence against Jews ceased. And because of the increased sense of personal security for all citizens of the country, Sarkozy became the most popular politician in France. [That's an incredible case of coincidence! Wow. He stopped the violence OVERNIGHT? That's a neat trick! And the "sense" of security made him the most popular politician in France. Well, how nice for him - congrats, really./Draken]
On Wednesday, Sarkozy headed the parade of government officials who expressed their solidarity with the attacked rabbi. Another was Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe, himself recovering from a stabbing attack by a Muslim extremist. In the front row of the little synagogue, Cardinal Jean Marie Luistiger sat beside Paris Mosque rector Dalil Boubakeur.
So many French personages showed up for the ecumenical ceremony that many had to stand outside the synagogue for two long hours in the freezing cold. [Yeah, they know whose butt they have to kiss to keep their pay check./Draken]
Farhi delivered an emotional speech. "I do not count myself among those who consider France anti-Semitic," he said. "The most distressing thing for me is that I cannot attach a name and a face to the person who attacked me."
At the end of the service, he embraced with the cardinal and the imam. "I was more moved by the presence of the clergymen than the politicians," he said, smiling. "We, people of the cloth, must march together hand in hand in the streets of Paris and pray together so we can live together with mutual respect."
His father, Rabbi Daniel Farhi, condemned the "wild weeds" growing in the flowerbeds of all three great religions. "Every religion has its fanatics who harm its messages. There is an urgent need to unite the ranks to increase love between the religions." [Since when has Judaism had ANY love for ANY other religion?/Draken]
The ceremony ended with the singing of the Song of Peace, the same song that Yitzhak Rabin sang at the peace rally on November 4, 1995, minutes before he was slain. [Barf bag, anyone?/Draken]
Three things are sacred to me: first Truth, and then, in its tracks, primordial prayer; Then virtue–nobility of soul which, in God walks on the path of beauty. Frithjof Schuon