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July 13, 2014 - 1:25 pm
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The Times of Israel reports:

Several thousand demonstrators walked calmly through the streets of Paris behind a large banner that read “Total Support for the Struggle of the Palestinian People”.

But clashes erupted at the end of the march on Bastille Square, with people throwing projectiles onto a cordon of police who responded with tear gas. The unrest was continuing early Sunday evening.

Media reports said that hundreds of Jews were trapped inside a synagogue in the area and police units were sent to rescue them.

A person in the synagogue told Israel’s Channel 2 news that protesters hurled stones and bricks at the building, “like it was an intifada.”

The event comes after a firebomb was hurled at a synagogue in the suburbs of Paris this past Friday night. Despite it being Shabbat, there were no injuries and only minor damage occurred. 

On July 8, the day Israel launched Operation Protective Edge, a teenage girl in Paris was physically assaulted by a man with a “Middle Eastern appearance” who pepper sprayed her while shouting, “Dirty Jewess, inshallah you will die.”

France, home to one of the largest Jewish populations in Europe, is second only to Russia in terms of Jewish immigration to Israel. According to Israeli politician and former Soviet political prisoner Natan Sharansky, “Something historic is happening. It may be the beginning of the end of European Jewry.”

According to Israel’s Channel 2 news, Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, has confirmed that anti-Israel rioters attempted to enter two synagogues in central Paris. The rioters were stopped by French police.

Instagram user Jean-Baptiste Soufron posted a video from the Synagogue de la Roquette where pro-Palestinian activists were in the midst of a standoff with French police. One French Instagram user commented, “A shame for France ….far from the land of my childhood.” Another wrote, “The French media are responsible for inciting strong hatred and misinformation.”

Susan L.M. Goldberg is a writer with a Master's in Radio, Television & Film and a PhD in Life who would be happy roaming the fields of Prince Edward Island with Anne of Green Gables, were it not for her strong belief in the axiom "all that is required for evil to prevail is for good women to do nothing." She prefers the career title "Renaissance Woman" and would happily be bar mates with Ann Coulter, Camille Paglia and Dorothy Parker. Her writing tends towards the intersection of culture, politics and faith with the interest in starting, not stopping the discussion. Follow her on Twitter @SLMGoldberg and @winegirlblog.
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There is much truth in what Yoroscoe writes however it is peppered with many misconceptions and half truths. It is those I will deal with.

First, the failure to secure the Temple Mount was not a failure of the nation as a whole, which overwhelmingly celebrated its liberation. It was the perfidy of Moshe Dayan and the leftist government which actually defied the will of the majority.

Second, the claim of the Jewish people to Israel is eternal as is the promise of Hashem ( G-d ) that it is Israel that will always be our home wether we, or the world as a whole agrees. Hashems promise is not conditional. It has in fact been fulfilled before our very eyes.

Third, Jerusalem is not Holy to Islam. You do not bomb a city that is Holy to you.

Fourth, I can make the case quite easily that Israel is the strongest most determined country in the world and growing stronger every day. We are a military and financial powerhouse. And with more than 1,000 rockets fired at us over the last week and without a single direct human casualty I would propose who are being protected by Hashem. The miracles of daily life here
continuously amaze.

The spiritual cancer of Islam is indeed spreading but it is not spreading here. The fact that Jews are attacked in Paris as this article points out is simply Hashem doing as He said He would do- the Ingathering of the Exiles.

Soon Europe will be free of Jews who will leave for Israel with their intellect, financial resources and talent and Europe will enter a new Dark Ages. When that happens Israel will be stronger than ever and the Muslims who attack synagogues will turn upon the churches. By then it will be too late. Payback for The Holocaust? Perhaps. Many of us think so.


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If this is justifiable due to Israel's behavior, why are we not allowed to blame and target all Muslims in the US for the actions of a few Muslims elsewhere in the world? Come on, Progressives, supporters of Palestinian freedom, and opponents of the Israeli Occupation, where are you?
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Jews in France have only two choices; arm and defend themselves [which means that the State will happily crush them along with the anti-Semetic population], or emigrate. There being no safe places in either Europe or the Americas for Jews [they wouldn't be let in here by Obama] that leaves Israel where they can combine the two choices.

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The end of European Jewry has already occurred; it ended in the fire, ashes and blood of the Third Reich. Hitler lost the war that he was fighting against the Soviets, the British, the French and others but he did win his war against the Jews. The once thriving, vibrant religious community of Eastern European Jews was dead and buried and it was never again to be the same. Warsaw, a city with one of the largest concentration of Jews anywhere in the world was gone, destroyed. The "Jerusalem of Lithuania, Vilna, was also destroyed, as were thousands of communities of Jews throughout Eastern Europe. The Jews of Western Europe were mere fractions of what they had been prior to the war. The soil of Europe is seeped with Jewish blood. What Jews there are left in Europe should get out while they still can; the Muslim community is starting to overwhelm the original inhabitants and in a short span of years will be dominant. Get out while you can.
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Maybe it is time for the French to stand up for themselves.

If Iraq does not care to defend itself, take charge, and lets itself be overrun... perhaps the same holds true for the French.
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Every Jew should leave Europe now while there is still time.
Within 2-3 years the Atheistic European Union will be humbled
By the overwhelming and fanatical Islamic population and Sharia will replace
Liberal western law and justice. Europe is being devoured by the Beast from
The Middle East. Divine payback for the Holocaust.
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French muslims are 10 millions (15% of France total population), french jews a small half million. Any french government either left pro-arab or center-right will always plays the more numerous muslim side which represents more voters.Call it " democratic " call it flouted that's the reality in France today. The mass medias are totally against Israel, the muslim ate speech is disguised under the pretense of anti)colonialism where Israel is the devilish colonialist and palestinians are the poor , oppressed. This very wicked propaganda is broadcasted daily without serious contradiction
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What is happening in Europe, vis a vis Muslim immigrants, will happen in America, vis a vis the invasion from South of our "border".
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Yeah, and you can also thank Voltaire and Rousseau for making it happen. Hopefully, France's Christianity is regained, especially considering it's new reputation as a bastion for secularism now.
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Ms. Goldberg: There is something wrong with the link at 'misinformation.' It links to the PJMedia home page.
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Which part of "The Religion of Peace" aren't you getting?
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It's not like we haven't seen this before - or don't know where it it heading.

As a lifelong Christian Zionist,

Am Yisrael Chai.
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“Something historic is happening. It may be the beginning of the end of European Jewry.”

Would that mean that the Jewry is out?
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It is time for the Jews to leave France. The Allies didn't get rid of all the Nazi sympathizers during WWII, and their poison has leached out into the citizens. Ugly people, ugly country.
Flee to Israel ... if you die defending her, it is better than dying in a French gas chamber.
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This is what happens when you don't deal with a problem and have lax immigration laws.

I believe that very thing would be happening in America if Muslims didn't know there were millions of Christians here that wouldn't tolerate this crap.

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Agreed. I think the mohammedans are frightened to death they will get shot by gun owning American Patriots.
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We're perhaps a generation behind Europe. The Muslim population in the US has roughly *doubled* since 9/11, as outreach and appeasement has increased migration from Muslim countries. That includes legal and illegal immigration, grants of asylum, and student visas.

And though they barely comprise 1% of the US population today we already *do* tolerate their crap. Beyond the Jew- and Israel-hatred on display on some campuses, we have pro-Hamas parades in Fort Lauderdale, pro-Hizbullah rallies in Dearborn, and radical Muslim sympathizers in the Obama administration, not to mention in many local governments.
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While my lib friends in my old neighborhood in Texas rant about the evil Christians who do nothing but send them prayers and wish them well, my Muslim neighbors here in Cleveland are a different matter.

Wish I could bring my dem friends up here..even just for a day.
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