Sarkozy: The Extraordinary Zionist
Comment by Khalid Amayreh in Occupied E. Jerusalem

Est-ce Sarkozy est  Sioniste extraordinair?  Is French President Nicolas Sarkozy an extraordinary Zionist.? Well,  his behavior so far indicates that he is.

Last week, Mr. Sarkozy was quoted as saying that he wouldn’t shake hands with  anyone that didn’t recognize Israel as a Jewish state. The gravity of his statement  is very real, since accepting Israel as an exclusively Jewish state amounts to  condoning and embracing racism in its most fundamentalist forms. It is very much like insisting that France should belong exclusively to the Catholics and that the non-Catholic citizens of France would have to come to terms with their  inferior status as lesser citizens who eventually would have to choose between embracing Catholicism or expulsion.

Moreover, Sarkozy recently suggested that France wouldn’t attend an anti-racism conference scheduled to take place in South Africa this year if Israeli apartheid came under attack.

Well, Mr. Sarkozy, how do you think the people of the world should relate to Israeli apartheid? Should they sing the Tikva  in unison and glorify all the ethnic cleansing Israel has been effecting against the indigenous Palestinians ever since its misbegotten birth nearly sixty years ago?

Maybe you would claim there is no apartheid in Israel. But such a pornographic claim would only be an expression of either clarion ignorance or clarion lack of rectitude since apartheid in Israel-Palestine is an uncontroversial truism.

Besides, don’t you watch TV? Don’t you read the French and Israeli press? Don’t French diplomats in Israel convey to you the real image?  And how about the dozens of Israeli intellectuals, people of conscience and morality like the former Speaker of the Israeli Knesset, Avraham Burg, who have described Israeli apartheid and criminality in graphic details?

Mr. Sarkozy: If you are ignorant of these conspicuous facts, it’s really  a calamity. And  if you are aware of them but still  insisting  on giving  Israel the benefit of the doubt, it’s even a greater calamity. This is sad, Mr. President. Very sad, indeed.

And you are planning to  attend the celebrations  marking  Israel’s  60th anniversary.

Well, that is even more lamentable, because celebrating Israel’s foundation anniversary, especially while the Palestinian plight is deepening with the  passage of each and every day,  amounts to celebrating the triumph of racism, ethnic cleansing and genocide.

It is very much like celebrating the advent to power in Germany of the Third Reich. Yes, Mr. President, the similarities are striking.

In Nazi Germany they had an evil mantra called “the master race,” and here in  Israel they have an equally diabolical mantra called the “chosen people.”

In Nazi Germany, they had the Ubermensch concept, and  here in  Israel they have  the “goyem” whose rights and lives are expendable.

In Nazi Germany they had the  idea of “lebensraum,” and Israel they argue that “Jews have got to live somewhere,” a euphemism for stealing Palestinian land and expelling these helpless and powerless people from their ancestral homeland, all for the purpose of fulfilling Jewish nationalism, a nationalism that has more in common with Hitler’s Mein Kampf than with the Torah of Moses.

Mr. Sarkozy: By choosing to embrace Zionism and identify your administration with Israel’s Nazi like policies and practices, you are effectively betraying the principles of the French Republic.

Are you still  truly committed to liberty, equality and fraternity? If you are, then it is clear that  you are betraying  these principles.

In Israel, there is no liberty for five million Palestinians who are treated as children of a lesser God,  whose children are murdered because they are non-Jews, whose homes are demolished because they are non-Jews and whose land is taken away from them because they are non-Jews.

In Israel there is no liberty for the Palestinians. Instead there are huge walls, detention camps, checkpoints, roadblocks, bypass roads, and mass incarceration  and a justice system that is worse than a house of whoredom.

In Israel there is no equality because the state itself belongs to one segment of its citizens, namely the Jews, and if you are not Jewish, you’ve got to rely on the good will and magnanimity of the master race.

And  fraternity! Well, fraternity and Zionism can’t and shouldn’t be used in the same sentence. They are contradictory concepts because fraternity is integrationalist and universalist while Zionism is segregationalist and particularist. In short, fraternity and Zionism are a contradiction in terms.

Mr. Sarkozy, I have decided to write this article because there is a real contradiction between the principles of the French republic, which we all love and respect, and your political behavior.

No one, not even the Palestinians, is demanding that France sever ties with  Israel, although morally-guided politicians and statesmen shouldn’t hesitate to call the spade a spade even if doing so is politically incorrect.

However, you are challenged to reconcile France’s  principles of freedom and justice with your government’s unlimited support of Israel despite the fact that  Israel is making the prospect of peace in the Middle East as  remote as possible and  as unrealistic as possible by continuing to expand Jewish-only settlements in the West Bank and Arab East Jerusalem and by narrowing Palestinian horizons and slaughtering entire Palestinian families,  all under the false rubric of fighting terror.

Mr. Sarkozy: If what Israel doing is right, then say so openly, for you have been projecting yourself as an honest man. But if these acts are wrong and detrimental to the cause of peace, then, please,  don’t remain silent and, more importantly, don’t give Israeli leaders the impression that you support them  right or wrong.


  1. Nathan said,

    February 19, 2008 at 22:44

    What else can one expect from a Mossad agent!!!

  2. February 20, 2008 at 04:38

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  3. Tom Dennen said,

    February 20, 2008 at 11:53

    It starts with doubt.

    Doubt leads to questions.

    Any answers lead to other questions.

    Eventually, the truth sets you free.

    But you have to begin by doubting what is ’sold’ as the truth.

    Evil exists.

    I see today’s events as the Apocalypse, a Greek word meaning, “The Lifting of the Veil Between You and God.”

    Only doubt and questions will lift the veil.

    And the veil is lifting.


  4. Big V said,

    February 20, 2008 at 14:32

    @ Nathan:

    Amen, bro!

  5. CJL said,

    February 21, 2008 at 17:21

    Congratulations, Khalid! Here what I wrote to him last week (I can translate, if you wish!):
    Cher Monsieur,
    Je suis consternée d’apprendre ce que vous avez osé dire le 13 février 2008 au dîner annuel du CRIF: que chaque enfant du CM2 doit à partir de septembre 2008, commémorer la Shoah, spécialement la mort des 11.000 enfants juifs. Vous avez aussi rappelé votre admiration pour l’état d’Israël et répondu à l’invitation au soixantième anniversaire de sa création.
    Vous faites encore « mieux » que Gordon Brown, autre « Ami d’Israël » qui, lui, subventionne le pèlerinage annuel à Auschwitz de deux élèves de terminale, pour chaque école du pays.
    Les vingt-cinq/trente millions de victimes du Nazisme, Monsieur Sarkozy, étaient loin d’être tous juifs, ce qui devrait être expliqué clairement à nos très jeunes enfants.
    De plus, ces élèves devraient aussi savoir l’origine exacte de l’état d’Israël, le sionisme qui a transformé la religion juive en un mouvement raciste et nationaliste dont le but était l’invasion de la Palestine, l’expulsion et l’expropriation de sa population indigène non-juive, c’est-à-dire presque toute sa population, ce qui s’est passé en 1947-1948: Ce nettoyage ethnique en règle, plein de massacres et même de viols, et la destruction systématique de centaines de village s’appelle la Nakba, la Catastrophe qui équivaut à la Shoah. En 1967, les sionistes ont complété leur conquête et ont encore l’audace de considérer leurs victimes comme les agresseurs, les terroristes. Depuis le début de ce mois de février, l’armée d’occupation a assassiné quelque vingt-cinq Palestiniens, la plupart d’entre eux Gazéens, ces « cafards » ; en Cisjordanie, ce n’est pas mieux, et puis démolitions, confiscations, arrestations, torture, colonisation accrue, barrages routiers etc. vont bon train, tandis qu’en « Israël même » les « Arabes israéliens » – s’il vous plaît – sont des citoyens de deuxième ordre.
    Le « travail de mémoire » pour nos bambins, pourrait aussi s’étendre sur les horreurs commises en Algérie entre 1954 et 1962, contre la population autochtone musulmane. L’armée française d’occupation et l’OAS ont massacré des centaines de milliers d’Algériens, et ont adopté les modes de torture de la Gestapo. Notons aussi que, dès 1870, le décret Crémieux avait donné tout simplement la nationalité française aux juifs.
    Pour faire bonne mesure, ajoutons la mémoire de l’esclavage des noirs, ce « bétail » d’Afrique.
    Ne jouez pas avec « l’histoire », Monsieur Sarkozy. Apprenons plutôt la morale à nos jeunes :
    « Mon pays est le Monde, ma religion est de faire le bien » (Thomas Payne)
    « Que celui qui n’a jamais péché, jette la première pierre » (Jésus-Christ)
    Le colonialisme est une horreur. Je vous en prie, réfléchissez avant d’aller fêter le soixantième anniversaire d’un état juif théocratique qui est fondé sur l’apartheid et qui ose dire « se défendre », avant de condamner les « terroristes » et d’effacer encore plus de votre mémoire l’abominable destruction de la Palestine victime du sionisme.
    « Nier la Shoah et nier l’existence d’Israël » sont des «crimes», alors que vous vous dites être l’ami d’un état sioniste qui nie le Génocide passé et présent des Palestiniens et qui affirme que : « il n’y a jamais eu de Palestiniens, qu’ils n’ont jamais existé » (Golda Meir) : Non, mais « ça va pas »…ni pour vous ni pour des gens comme Bush, Blair, Brown, Merkel et autres.

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