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Minister urges French Jews to flee to Israel after left-wing victory

July 9, 2024 at 12:12 pm

People gather to celebrate the victory of the left-wing union after the partial results of the second round of the French parliamentary elections in Paris, France on July 07, 2024 [Luc Auffret/Anadolu Agency]

Former Israeli minister Avigdor Lieberman yesterday called on French Jews to flee to Israel after a left-wing coalition won the elections, Anadolu reported.

Lieberman, the head of the opposition Yisrael Beiteinu Party, called the French leftist parties’ alliance the “radical left”.

“I appeal to all Jews in France: Come and live in Israel!” Lieberman said on X.

He said Jean-Luc Melenchon, a prominent leader of the French left-wing New Popular Front alliance, “became famous with quite a few statements against Jews and the State of Israel.”

Melenchon has pledged to recognise Palestine as a state following his alliance’s victory on Sunday.

There was no comment from the Israeli government on the French election results.

According to Israeli figures, there are around 440,000 Jews living in France.

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