The French didn’t invent chutzpah but they have certainly imbued it with new meaning.
That became strikingly evident when in virtually the same breath Prime Minister Manuel Valls pledged 100 million Euros from France’s staggering economy to combat the anti-Semitic virus enveloping his nation, while his foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, was putting-the finishing touches on a UN Security Council resolution that is generally believed to mandate an Israeli retreat to the 1949 “Auschwitz” cease-fire lines, the establishment of a “Palestinian state” in Judea and Samaria with its capital in a re-divided Jerusalem and Israel’s submission to a “fair resolution” of the Palestinian “refugee” claim.
So on the one hand, 500,000 Jews must, at all costs, be dissuaded from running off to Israel and other locations because, per Msr. Valls, “France without Jews is not France.” On the other hand, 6.3 million Israeli Jews must cede their defensible borders, their historic highlands and their 3,500 year-old capital to a Jihadist mortal enemy, because, per Msr. Fabius, “there is no other solution.”
We have late-breaking news for these two gentlemen – this is 2015, not 1938. If 500,000 Jews choose to remain tenants of a government that thinks 100 million Euros will lure the Islamist genie it loosed upon its land back into the bottle, that is their affair. We fervently hope that those among them who regard their Judaism and their children’s Jewish future as categorical imperatives will grasp the hand we extend to them. As for Israel, the nation-state of the Jewish people, it is nobody’s “tenant.” Our borders, our sovereign, unified Jerusalem capital and who will and will not be permitted to pass through our doors, are matters we , and we alone, will decide.
The U.S. and several Arab states have repeatedly urged the French and their EU camp followers to put aside their proposed Security Council “resolution” for a “more appropriate” time. We would more strongly urge that they consign it to the “dead-letter” file. It’s a non-starter.