WJC stands with French Jews in denouncing naming of street after Nakba, thanks government for prompt removal of plaque

The World Jewish Congress stands with our affiliate community, CRIF, in denouncing the dedication of a street called ‘Nakba’, and thanks the French government for responding to its request to remove the plaque. Local authorities should not import conflict, but rather work toward coexistence

The mayor of the municipality of Bezons in the northwestern Paris region, Dominique Lesparre, unveiled the sign for Nakba Alley on Monday.

Francis Kalifat, the president of the CRIF umbrella group of French Jewish communities, called the declaration and the street sign “false declarations, shockingly irresponsible and dangerous.

“They encourage anti-Semitic violence, which is now given false historical justification,” he wrote in a statement.


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