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June 07, 2002
EUROWEENIE ANTISEMITISM ALERT: This time it's -- surprise -- the French, specifically their Ambassador to the United States:
"The ambassador agreed to speak on the issue of anti-Semitism in Europe and suggested four separate dates," said an organizer of the forum. "He was later notified who was coming and got cold feet. He bailed out."
A large number of groups that signed up were Jewish, including the Anti-Defamation League, B'nai B'rith, the Zionist Organization of America, and the American Jewish Committee.
Jeez. It's a shame that these simplistic Europeans have such a poor grasp of diplomacy, and thus have to alienate so many of the Americans whose good wishes they need.