Le Pen: the harsh truth

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Iran’s nu­clear pro­gramme and warned that an at­tack on the coun­try would be a “vi­o­la­tion of in­ter­na­tional law”.

Speak­ing ex­clu­sively to the JC, Ms Le Pen said: “As far as I know, Iran’s nu­clear ef­fort is de­fen­sive, not of­fen­sive.

“There is no proof to­day that the Ira­ni­ans have any other pur­pose than a civil nu­clear pro­gramme and, even if that were not the case, they won’t be the first to use the bomb.”

Ms Le Pen has claimed to be “friends” with Is­rael and, last Novem­ber, was pho­tographed with Is­raeli UN en­voy Ron Prosor at the UN.

Many com­men­ta­tors, how­ever, have seen this merely as part of a wider strat­egy to op­pose Mus­lims in Europe, in­clud­ing her at­tack on ha­lal meat, (but which also in­cluded kashrut).

Mr Shek said: “As long as we con­sider the Jewish com­mu­nity in Europe to be on the front line in fight­ing an­tisemitism, Is­rael is not al­lowed un­der any cir­cum­stances to act as a figleaf for this party.”

He added: “She is a more so­phis­ti­cated ver­sion of her fa­ther. But there is no sign that there is any dif­fer­ence be­tween them on re-open­ing at­ti­tudes to Jews, Is­rael, and Jewish his­tory, par­tic­u­larly re­cent his­tory. Her party in­cludes peo­ple with a record of Holo­caust de­nial and an­tisemitism.

“She is play­ing on the fact that French peo­ple in gen­eral are more scared than they were”. Gideon Kouts con­trib­uted to this re­port

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