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” Lhe worst of all lies is the truth,” writes John Steinbeck in East of Eden. The American writer pointed out, with this sentence, a paradox of humanity. She demands the truth while hoping that no one will reveal it to her. She senses its violence and brutality, which is why she refuses to hear it.

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So we name “truth” what is commonly nothing greater than evaluation, reflection, nuance, approximation, and which we name, in a society, taboos. Either kind of ethical dams which shield us from what they conceal, and which might trigger chaos. This has lengthy been the case in France with outbursts of violence in opposition to Israel.

The dishonorable rest of the Republic

Anti-Zionism, this phrase whose shame comes from the paradox of its definition, coated the excesses with a veneer of historical past and intelligence. Israel and the Jews weren’t the identical factor, and since they weren’t the identical factor, the insults in opposition to the primary have been all of the extra virulent as a result of, by definition and in logic, they might not not attain the seconds.

The rhetoric was extraordinarily efficient. It is obvious that there have been extra demonstrators than historians of Zionism or Palestine. This tolerance made it doable to broaden the vary of tolerable remarks in opposition to the Jews. This is evidenced by the racism unleashed in opposition to intellectuals who, along with being Jewish, dared to defend Israel. “Zionists,” they mentioned, to not say anything.

READ ALSO Anti-Semitism: France condemned by the European Court of Human Rights This is each the superb and the very unhealthy information of life: we get used to all the pieces, together with ignominy. Let us transfer on right here to the explosion of anti-Semitic acts, the state of terror wherein French folks of the Jewish religion dwell. The Republic has proven dishonorable laxity. This is the place years of complacency have led.

What was the justification for this conduct? The Palestinians suffered from Israeli colonization, that could be a reality. However, France, by the voice of its authorities, was irreproachable on this matter. While recalling Israel's proper to exist in peace, she has, since 1982, mentioned the creation of a Palestinian state.

Relaxation of anti-Semitism

Before the Knesset, François Mitterrand declared: “Dialogue supposes that every celebration can observe by on its rights, which, for the Palestinians as for others, might on the proper time imply a state. France will approve what can be dialogue or dialogue method simply as it can observe with concern any unilateral motion which on both aspect would delay the time for peace. » It didn't lack braveness.

In 1974, Giscard d'Estaing was additionally decided: “From the second the worldwide group acknowledges the existence of a Palestinian folks, this folks should be capable of have a homeland. » Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy have continually advocated for the creation of a Palestinian state. As for Emmanuel Macron, what can we blame him for for the reason that assaults of October 7?

From the 18th of the identical month, France was one of many solely Western nations to vote for the draft decision on the United Nations Security Council carried by Brazil, the topic of which was: condemnation of the Hamas terrorist assault; launch of hostages; but in addition pressing opening of humanitarian entry and reminder of the angle of the creation of the 2 States.

READ ALSO The misplaced honor of Sciences Po ParisFrench activists in favor of Palestine dwell in one of many nations most satisfied of the necessity for the creation of a Palestinian state, and for a very long time. They are due to this fact neither awareness-raisers, nor resistance fighters, nor even, and above all, victims. Since there isn’t a hole between France's conviction and theirs, a query arises: why such rage?

If not by an impact of gratuitous malice. These outpourings of anger, of which Sciences Po is barely an avatar, have penalties on society. The repetition of outrageous photographs and slogans will increase the brink of tolerance in direction of hatred, trivializes the anathema and contributes to the relief of anti-Semitism, with out furthering the reason for the Palestinian State. France is neither a dictatorship nor a democracy complicit in genocide. Acting as if this have been the case is ignorance at finest, and a complicated and nauseating political agenda at worst.