François Hollande, Zionist Always
François Hollande was elected president by cultivating
ambiguity. Yet it was easy enough to read his previous
statements to see full support for the State of Israel. The
change he had announced to his constituents has not occurred. On
the contrary there has been continuity with his predecessor. We
cannot but note that France has gradually abandoned its policy
of independence to stand alongside the United States and the
last colonial state.
By Thierry Meyssan
Clearing House -
Some commentators have explained the French position in 5 +1
negotiations with Iran as dictated by Saudi Arabia, or through
reference to the Jewishness of Hollande’s Foreign Minister,
Laurent Fabius. This ignores that French policy in the Middle
East has profoundly changed in nine years.
It all started in 2004 with the break between Jacques Chirac and
Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian President had promised his French
counterpart to favour Total’s tender. But when the French
proposal reached the palace, it was so disadvantageous for the
country that the president changed his mind. Furious, Jacques
Chirac broke with Syria and presented Resolution 1559 to the
Security Council .
Then, the French elected Nicolas Sarkozy without knowing that he
had been partially raised by one of the principal leaders of the
CIA, Frank Wisner Jr. Not content with having been fabricated
by the United States, he discovered Jewish roots and
cultivated his Israeli relations. International policy was
dictated by Washington but because at the time there was no
difference between Israel and the United States, he appeared
only as being at one with them.
François Hollande had, for 10 years, been designated secretary
general of his party because of his mediocrity: directing no
current and not being vassal to any leader, he could keep house
while maintaining a balance between the contenders at the Elysee.
He devoted himself to never having a personal opinion, to
remaining as transparent as possible. So much so that during his
presidential election campaign each saw him as a moderate man
who could surround himself with experienced personalities. His
supporters have been the first to be hurt by this.
The reality of François Hollande emerged only once he arrived at
the Elysee. Expert in domestic policy, he does not know much
about international relations. In this area, his convictions
come to him from illustrious socialist personalities.
Thus, he had placed his nomination under the auspices of Jules
Ferry, colonization theorist. In Le Figaro, his friend, Israeli
President Shimon Peres glowingly compared him to Léon Blum and
to Guy Mollet, although the latter is no longer popular in
France. In 1936, the former had proposed to surpass the UK by
creating the State of Israel in Lebanon, which was then under
French mandate. In 1956 the latter attempted to seize the Suez
Canal with the help of the Israeli army.
During his ten years at the head of the Socialist Party,
François Hollande limited his interventions on the Middle East,
of which here is a brief anthology:
• In 2000, when southern Lebanon was occupied, he along with
Bertrand Delanoe prepared plans for Prime Minister Lionel Jospin
to travel to Palestine. His speech includes a condemnation of
Hezbollah which he likens to a terrorist group.
• In 2001, he demanded the resignation of geopolitician Pascal
Boniface, guilty of having written an internal memo criticizing
blind Party support for Israel.
• In 2004, he wrote to the Superior Audiovisual Council to
challenge the authorization given to broadcast Al -Manar. He
continued pressure until the channel of resistance was censored.
• In 2005, he was hosted in camera by the Representative Council
of Jewish Institutions in France (CRIF). According to the
minutes of the meeting, he supported Ariel Sharon and strongly
criticized Gaullist Arab policy. He stated: "There is a trend
that goes way back, this is called the Arab policy of France and
it is not acceptable that the government have an ideology. There
is a recruitment problem at the Quai d’Orsay and at the ENA and
this recruitment should be reorganized."
• In 2006, he took a stand against President Ahmadinejad who
invited rabbis and historians, including Holocaust deniers, to
Tehran. It feins ignorance about the direction of the
conference, which was to show that Europeans had replaced their
Christian culture with the religion of the Holocaust. And
against the grain, he explained that the Iranian president
intended to deny the right of Israel to exist and was poised to
continue the Holocaust.
• He mobilized for the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit,
on the grounds that he had French dual citizenship. No matter
that the young man was captured while serving in an army of
occupation at war against the Palestinian Authority, also an
ally of France.
• In 2010, he, along with Bertrand Delanoe and Bernard-Henri
Lévy, published an open forum in Le Monde to oppose the boycott
of Israeli products. According to him, the boycott would amount
to collective punishment imposed also on Israelis working for
peace with the Palestinians. This is a line of reasoning that he
had not held during the similar campaign against apartheid in
Finally, before the Franco-Saudi rapprochement and even before
being President, François Hollande had already expressed his
support for the Israeli colonial state. And he had already
condemned the Axis of Resistance (Iran , Syria, Hezbollah). The
truth is thus the opposite: applying the Quincy Agreement, Saudi
Arabia became closer to France because of its pro-Israel policy.
The policy of the Socialist Party in general and that of
François Hollande in particular has its roots in nineteenth
century colonialism, of which Jules Ferry was a herald and
Theodor Herzl a promoter. Today , Zionists in the party have
come together at the initiative of Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the
discrete and powerful Léon Blum Circle... whose honorary
president, Jean- Marc Ayrault has become Francois Hollande’s
: French intellectual, founder and chairman of Voltaire
Network and the Axis for Peace Conference. His columns
specializing in international relations feature in daily
newspapers and weekly magazines in Arabic, Spanish and
Russian. His last two books published in English :
9/11 the Big Lie and
Translation - Roger Lagassé - Source - Al-Watan (Syria)
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