Dan Margalit opines, "French President Francois Hollande used inexact language to describe the murder of four Jews in the heart of Paris. He called it an "anti-Semitic act," but refrained from using the words "Islamic terrorism." Commentators explained this puzzling phrasing by pointing out Hollande's desire to not anger French Muslims, many of whom voted for him in the last presidential election. Hollande's choice of words represented a distortion of reality."
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French prosecutors said Monday they were investigating notorious French comedian Dieudonne for "inciting terrorism" after he posted a Facebook comment that could be interpreted as sympathising with one of last week's attackers in Paris.
Sammy Ghozlan, founder of France’s National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, announced he would immigrate to Israel, calling it “a message.”
Orthodox Jewish Medics From Monsey, NY Air-Transport Critically Injured US Army Vet For Free
Margaret Sullivan explains why the New York Times executive editor, Dean Baquet, didn't publish cartoons form the Charlie Hebdo newspaper.
Ultimately, he decided against it, he said, because he had to consider foremost the sensibilities of Times readers, especially its Muslim readers. ...“We have a standard that is long held and that serves us well: that there is a line between gratuitous insult and satire. Most of these are gratuitous insult.”
Apparently, calling Ultra-Orthodox Jews "leeches" won't offend and is not a gratuitous insult.
The reality is that a majority of Israeli citizens do not serve in the military, including Palestinian citizens of Israel, or the “fifth column,” as they are often branded, and the ultra-Orthodox, or “leeches,” as they’ve been called.
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