But look who’s first on the list of signatories — Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a.k.a. “Danny the Red”.
His hair’s not as red as it was forty years ago, but I remember him very well. Back then he was a Smash-the-State-Property-is-Robbery Marxist revolutionary, but nowadays he’s a respected political figure on the European socialist Left.
And he’s decided to intervene with his fellow Jews in Israel — in their own best interests, of course.
According to ANSAmed:
European Jews Send Israel an Appeal to ‘Reason’- - - - - - - - -
PARIS, APRIL 28 — An “appeal for reason” which says it is “dangerous to have a systematic alignment with the Israeli Government’s policies” and supports the creation of a sovereign Palestinian State as a precondition for peace was launched by French and European Jewish exponents and will be officially presented on May 3 at the European Parliament.
It has over 2,500 signatories, including Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Bernard-Henri Levy, Elie Barnavi (former Israeli Ambassador to France), Gad Lerner, Aldo Zargani, and Bruno Segre.
“We know the danger also lies in the occupation and uninterrupted creation of new settlements in the West Bank and in the Arab quarter in East Jerusalem, political and moral errors which also foment a process of unacceptable de-legitimacy of Israel as a State”, is written in the appeal stating that peace with the Palestinians must follow the principle “two people, two States”.
The appeal, as Jean Daniel writes today in an editorial in Le Nouvel Observateur, is directed at the attention of those who in France and Europe “are anguished by the latest direction taken by Israel’s policies”. (ANSAmed).
Hat tip: Insubria.