Following the long trend of attacks by Muslims upon French Jews, Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel has called for all French Jews to relocate to Israel, and has called for an alteration of his country’s immigration policies to permit the migration.
In response, PM Hollande of France has promised to defend Jewish property with the French army if necessary, and has opposed Netanyahu’s proposal, which would have the same impact as exile from France. It would affect the 500,000 Jews still living in France.
By comparison, there are roughly 4.1 million Muslims in the country, out of a total population of about 66 million, of which roughly 45 million are Catholic.
In this way, small networks of Islamic guerrillas operating across national borders will have achieved at least some of their strategic objectives. Netanyahu’s statement is also an embarrassment to the might of the French state, which has proven itself incapable of deterring spectacular attacks of this nature, and has, indeed, encouraged these attacks by encouraging Islamic migration to France in enormous numbers.
It is quite difficult, perhaps impossible to determine what the French government actually wants to achieve. As far as the administrators of the government are concerned, the more occasions that it has to spend more money on extravagances like military guards for delis and synagogues along with more welfare offices to tend to Islamic immigrants, the better for them.
The suffering caused to the people by misgovernment, on the other hand, is not something that Prime Ministers, taken as a class, seems to barely factor into the decisions that they make.
The irony here is that it would be the left who would be responsible for the exile of the Jews from France, and not the right. The right wing parties are often likened to the Nazis for their opposition to open immigration. Hollande may achieve what Hitler could not, largely because of their support for open immigration, which has made formerly tolerable living arrangements intolerable.