'Jews of France should prepare plans to leave the country' says top US Jewish leader. (ToI).
The Jews of France should prepare plans to leave the country, a prominent American Jewish leader said.
“They shouldn’t flee. But they should have orderly plans in place,” said Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice president of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
There are “whole areas in France” today, Hoenelin noted bleakly in a wide-ranging interview, “where the police don’t venture, and where Jews and Christians don’t go.”Hoenlein, who spoke with The Times of Israel in Jerusalem last week, also issued a series of warnings about the Iranian regime and its ambitions. He said the regime was sure to violate its nuclear deal with the world powers — “You know that they’re not going to keep the agreement. Ask any of the serious people at the IAEA, as we have,” he said.
Hoenlein described Erdogan, and his stance on Israel, as an enigma, and cautioned, “I don’t think we should look for instant solutions in Israel-Turkish relations.”
In contrast to Erdogan, Sissi “gets Hamas,” Hoenlein continued. “He gets the threat and the need to address it.” Read the full story here.