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Saturday, December 11, 2004

French Jews Protest Anti-Semitic TV

from Arutz Sheva.

French Jews have launched a national campaign against the French government's decision to allow the Hizbullah terrorist organization's satellite television station to broadcast in France.

The decision to allow Al Manar, the Hizbullah station, to broadcast was "a shock for the French Jewish community," French Jew Roger Cukierman told CNN Saturday. Cukierman is president of CRIF (Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France), a French Jewish umbrella organization.

"[The Hizbullah station] espouses the merits of terrorism," Cukeirman told CNN. A French governing agency, the CSA, admitted last week that Al Manar broadcasts were a threat to the public and contrary to an agreement to bar anti-Semitic broadcasts it had signed last month. The CSA rejected a government recommendation to stop Al Manar transmissions in November and granted the terrorist organization a new license to continue.

A November 23 broadcast accused "Zionists [of] transmitting dangerous diseases such as AIDS through exports to Arab countries," according to Cukierman. Other broadcasts have showed "actors dressed as rabbis slitting the throats of children to get blood for matzos [unleavened bread eaten by Jews on Passover - historically a tradition target for infamous blood-libels against Jews - ed.]," he told CNN.
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