In France, the debate over the war between Palestine and Israel has left thousands dead and injured in both camps.
In the crosshairs of Israel’s defenders, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of La France Insoumise (LFI), who has the distinction of not following the entire French political class, adopts the same rhetoric.
He’s done it again on the situation in Palestine and Israel, a world-renowned personality, an avalanche of insults from singer Enrico Macias and even a direct call for murder focused on his person.
Official France and much of the political class and the press took up Israel’s cause after a spectacular attack by Palestinian militants on Israeli territory since dawn on October 7 that killed more than 900 people.
Only hundreds of victims were killed in Gaza by Israeli air force bombs “Co-victims” from “In reply” of a state “has the right to self-defense”. A speech Jean-Luc Mélenchon doesn’t share, he says it out loud.
Whether we agree with the left-wing leader or not, we must recognize one constant in him: he does not accept combinations, even if he considers himself to be alone.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon has distinguished himself in recent controversies surrounding immigration or Muslims in France, the riots that followed the death of young Nahel at the end of June, or the banning of the abaya at school in early September. Positions diametrically opposed to the rest of the executive and political class, particularly the right and extreme right.
This time, in Palestine, he found himself alone in his own camp, but the man followed his beliefs. Melenchon, who was attacked from all over France, did not appreciate the actions of the Palestinian Hamas.
He refused to be selective in his anger and took a sensible stance on the root of the problem as early as last Saturday morning, after the Palestinian offensive began. Its representatives insisted that the attack was staged. In the context of the intensifying Israeli policy of occupation.
Melancholy then called “Ceasefire”He expresses his compassion “All affected people are distraught”.
On Monday, and unlike the other parties that make up the leftist Nupes coalition, La France Insoumise did not send a representative to a rally organized in Paris in support of Israel.
This earned him power and a cross-section of the opposition. But Mélenchon did not allow himself to be cut off. He quickly went on the attack, accusing the march’s organizer, the Council of Representatives of Jewish Institutions of France (CRIF), of wanting to coerce everyone. “To align with the position of the Israeli far-right government.”
France: Enrico Macias openly calls for murder
“The CRIF isolated and prevented the solidarity of the French with their desire for peace and their demand for an immediate cease-fire” He attacked the left-wing politician.
To Yonatan Arfi, President of CRIF, Mélenchon “Enemy of the Republic”And he “Out of the Republic Agreement”. Prime Minister Elizabeth Bourne accused him of cultivating “A Form of Anti-Semitism” He hides it with himself Anti-Zionism », and the head of the National Rally (extreme right) Jordan Bartella accused him. “The Moral Assurance of Islamic Terrorism”.
But the most disgusting attack came from pro-Israel singer Enrico Macias. CNews’ guest on Pascal Praud’s show — who recently made the connection between immigration and bed bugs — let Enrico Macias slip too seriously by calling the obvious. “to knock out” Those who want to condemn the crimes of the Israeli army.
“When I listen to the far left who give up in the face of this horror, you force me to say what I don’t want to say: We have to kill these people.”said the Jewish singer known for his chauvinism while defending Israel.
The show’s host, Pascal Pratt, asks him if he wants to be political and electoral. “Knockout”. Enrico Macias’ answer is surprising: “Yes, of course, but also physically. »
Born in Constantine during the colonial period as Gaston Grenasia, Enrico Macias, aged 85, hopes to return to Algeria, but the authorities and the public strongly oppose this.
Besides his public support for the Israeli occupier, Enrico Macias, according to several testimonies, was part of the militia in Constantine that fought with the National Liberation Front (FLN) during the Algerian War.
Mélenchon and his party pile up all the criticism and insults, and now calls for murder. However, they do nothing but point the finger at the origins of the evil engulfing the Middle East region, namely Israel’s actions that do nothing to promote peace and the complicit silence of the international community.
But when it comes to Israel, like human rights, freedom of expression varies.
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