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Letter: Jewish personalities ‘shooting the Israeli ambulance,’ scapegoating Netanyahu

“To free the hostages and destroy Hamas, we, Jewish and non-Jewish intellectuals, stand in solidarity with the Netanyahu government,” a group of French intellectuals wrote.

Paris with the Eiffel Tower in the distance. Photo by Menachem Wecker.
Paris with the Eiffel Tower in the distance. Photo by Menachem Wecker.

French “personalities” should stop disgracing themselves “before the tribunal of history, as useful idiots of ‘Palestinian-ism’ and of information that has lost all credibility,” a group of some 35 French intellectuals, some of them Jewish, wrote in a March 31 letter.

“This pseudo-credibility is only maintained by the grace of state subsidies and an entertainment industry to whom you are false idols,” wrote the group, which includes professors, journalists, artists and physicians. “They’ll get rid of you as soon as it becomes clear that you represent no one but yourselves.”

The writers added that the Jewish “personalities” in France, whom they also identify as “Jewish media intellectuals,” are scapegoating Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“Having certainly assimilated, as antisemites do, the idea that ‘solidarity between Jews’ would be pejorative, a number of Jewish personalities in France preferred to shoot the ‘Israeli ambulance’ and express indignation at civilian casualties in Gaza,” they wrote, “without ever questioning the figures put forward by Hamas, or its use of civilians as shields.”

“To free the hostages and destroy Hamas, we, Jewish and non-Jewish intellectuals, stand in solidarity with the Netanyahu government,” the group added.

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