[quote]Originally posted by steve666:
As for France, they declared Israels going into the camps to weed out weapons and terrorists as an 'act of war'. Harsh language from a country that has nothing to do in the area. Funny, I never heard France call Palestinian suicide bombings an 'act of war'............................................</strong><hr></blockquote>
I did not hear that either. I expect you do not speak of this stupid french diplomat from London. On the radio i only hear the facts, they just say that the violence is increasing, but they do not speak of war. They comment this in a neutral way, each day it's a litany of murder by suicide bombers and retaliations, but just fact. It's possible that certain media of France are partial, but i just listen to France info with is a public radio information.
France is not the ennemy of Israel, our jew community is 800 000 members, i do not consider them as a minority, just people who have a different religion, they are as french than me even if they have special relation with israel. Some of them are minister, like Fabius who was the french prime-minister some years ago and have chances to become president.
However France has bad relations with Sharon, i did not like this man, and his accusations that the live in France is not safe for the jews and that Israel is ready to receive them.
It's a joke, send Jews that use to live in France for centuries in a country where there is 250 israelians killed since Sharon is prime-minister (50 for Barak). Even the president of the council of the french's jew said in a diplomatical way that France was a safe place, even if they wish that the muslims leaders send a message of tolerance to the french muslims in order to stop some minor violence like the domages of a synagoge or a school.
Saying that, Sharon only want to shut up the France mouth who try to be neutral, saying that we are antisemit. For me it's just bad politic.
I must add that the second inkifada (revolt of stone) started when sharon went on the esplanade of the mosque : an act of pure provocation.
I have great respect for Rabin and Barak, and i am angry with the palestinians because they did not take the chance that this man gave to them. I hate terrorism too, using terrorist is weakaning your ideal. however , Sharon is not the man of peace and security, israelians are becoming angry, security on Israel is in very bad way since he his in charge.
Last point , Europe is involved in the treaty of peace of Oslo. Therefore we are involved a little.