French Green Leader Suspended
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French Green Leader Suspended

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France’s Green Party has suspended an official who denounced “Israel and the Zionist lobby” as responsible for the Persian Gulf war.

Jean Briere, 58, spokesman for the ecology-oriented political faction, was temporarily removed for making what many of his colleagues considered blatantly racist and anti-Semitic statements.

Briere, who represents the Greens in Lyon, faces possible expulsion from the party at its upcoming regional meeting.

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