Jewish leaders shouldn’t take his comments personally, says FDF leader
The leader of France’s far-right Front National party, Marine Le Pen, has insisted that her party is not anti-Semitic, after one of its officials made comments that appeared to target Jews.
Federation of Jewish Federations of Canada (FDF) President Michael Freund issued a statement today condemning the anti-Semitic rhetoric used by U.S. President Donald Trump.
“Donald Trump’s comments about the Jewish community are abhorrent and have no place in public discourse,” Freund said in a statement.
“The FDF unequivocally rejects all forms of anti-Semitism and will work with our partners to root it out wherever it exists.
Marechal-Le Pen said that Jews should not take her party’s policies personally, as they are not aimed at them.
The Front National has been critical of Israel in the past, and has called for a boycott of the country.
Le Pen has previously condemned anti-Semitism, and has said that her party will
In a recent interview with The Jerusalem Post, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius made some comments that have caused outrage among many Jews.
When asked about the potential for conflict in the region between Israel and Iran, Fabius said “I hope not because I am a Jew and I don’t want there to be any conflict between Jews and Arabs.”
His comments were met with disbelief and anger by many Jewish leaders who feel that he is trivializing the dangers faced by their community.