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French Jews Express Joy and Relief over End of War in Vietnam

January 30, 1973
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“French Jews join Jews the world over in expressing their profound joy and relief to the Vietnamese people,” Alain de Rothschild, president of the French Central Consistory declared here Saturday, the first day of the Vietnam cease-fire. Addressing the Consistory’s general assembly, Rothschild declared: “French Jews who have suffered so much from men’s cruelty and whose sole aspiration is peace, hope that peace will reign in men’s hearts as well as on the battlefield.” Turning to Franco-Israeli relations, he deplored “the fact that French government policy remains unchanged.” He especially criticized certain French votes at the United Nations. “votes which under the disguise of anti-Zionism, encourage an increasingly apparent anti-Semitism.”

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