posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 04:18 AM
Well, that's because I can do what apparently you can't, my friend, that is turn on my TV and see for myself what the french media are saying about
First some facts about that so called "french zionism". Some might remember, but Israel actually refused for a long time France to take part in the
peace process because it is considered a pro-arab country and friendly with the palestinian cause.
Some might even remember the incident when pres. Chirac, on a visit, threatened to cause an incident by leaving the country if the Israeli police
didn't let him come in contact with palestinians in Jerusalem.
France-Israel dissentions go back a long way with incidents like the stealing of the "frégates" by the mossad right under the french military nose,
in a french harbor, or the destroying of the nuclear plant french had built in Irak.
Things french tvs have been showing include a documentary, two days ago called "the hostages era" explaining how Iran took part in negociations to
free french hostages that had been taken in Lebannon. One of the worst crisis France had to face. Iran demands, according to the doc were that, since
France wouldn't stop delivering weapons to Saddam's regime during the Irak/Iran war, then France would be to deliver weapons to Iran too.
But Iran was pretty pissed over the nuclear enrichment plant too. Iran had lent 1 billion dollars so that france could build the above mentionned
plant (in France) in return for some nuclear fuel. France took the billion, built its plant, but never honored its part of the agreement.
On a side note, France's involvement with Iran is pretty obscure, giving shelter to the shah of Iran, or ayatollah Khomeini in turn. Chances are,
closed-door talks were so complex we'll never know the truth of what happened during these times.
Other stuff french tv has been showing is the worsening situation in the West Banks, including some footage of palestinians beeing shot at from
illegal settlements. Or the life of some palestinian widows of the same area that would have to wake up at 3 am to go work on the black market as
cleaning personnel in jerusalem at 8 am. Saying that this life of misery is their only alternative to prostitution. Or palestinians in these same West
Bank asking for a boycott of Israeli goods.
The type of docs they've been showing lately do more in favor of opinion shifting than any 5 words meaningless statement published in jewish
Thing is, the latest Israeli government is frightening a lot of people and media battles lines are beeing drawn right as we speak.
France can't blatantly take one side. They have to somehow please both. Take the game for what it is, a game. When on one side they're letting media
show more stuff critical of Israeli policies, and on the other end they throw this kind of statement (very rarely followed by actions).