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French President Nicolas Sarkozy: It is silly to talk about a Jewish state

French leader quoted as saying 'Abbas is
a statesman. Netanyahu, on the other hand, never fails to disappoint
Lior Zilberstein

PARIS – French President
Nicolas Sarkozy has always described himself as a true friend of Israel.
However, according to unusual statements attributed to him in the French
magazine Le Canard Enchaîne, he unequivocally sides with the Palestinians.
The paper quotes comments made by the French leader during a cabinet meeting
held upon his return from last month's UN General Assembly, Yedioth Aharonoth
"It is silly to talk about a Jewish state," Sarkozy said while referring to
the Israeli demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as the Jewish state.
"It would be like saying that this table is Catholic. There are two million
Arabs in Israel." Sarkozy is also quoted as saying that "the US has been asking (Mahmoud) Abbas
for y

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Added: Oct-17-2011 Occurred On: Oct-17-2011
By: Catalytic
Tags: Sarkpzy, Israel, Jewish, state, silly, Palestine, Palestinians, Netanyahu,
Location: France (load item map)
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