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posted 01 March 2003 02:54 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post

This is only sort of about the Middle East. This short article in French from La Presse is about pro-Israel groups calling for a boycott of French products and tourism. I am posting it not for the text (which says nothing new, or unavailable in English) but for the photo, in which the protesters carry signs calling for a boycott of France, the word France altered to include a swastika.

In demonstrations against the Israeli occupation in Montreal, one thing all participants have to agree to is no Israel, or Star of David, equals swastika or Nazism.

I don't find the use of the swastika by these demonstrators acceptable either, or a very constructive way of protesting antisemitic outbreaks in France. A French friend whose dad was a prisoner in Drancy (a Nazi transit camp near Paris) during the war finds it extremely insulting to compare these outbreaks - although they are utterly unacceptable and which must be fought, with the Vichy collaborationist regime.

Many, many people in France protested these outbreaks in bigotry (and others against Muslims) and the support received by Jean-Marie Le Pen, who loathes both types of Semites, and anyone else who isn't a "pure" French person.

From: Se non ora, quando? | Registered: Apr 2002  |  IP: Logged
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posted 07 March 2003 03:31 PM      Profile for Kindred     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The swatiska was originally a symbol of peace, used by the Jewish people - in an attempt to demoralize the Nazis took it as their own symbol of terror
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posted 07 March 2003 04:12 PM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The Swastika and the Nazis
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