It's difficult to know why it has taken the Jews so long to wake up but they certainly have turned a page in France. Conventional wisdom says Sarkozy can't make it, let's hope they are wrong. It's their only shot. From European Jewish Press;
PARIS (EJP) – The political right is gaining ground within France’s Jewish community with more than 40 percent of French Jews supporting a right-wing party, according to the results of an opinion poll published Monday by the daily newspaper “Le Figaro”.
The survey conducted by the IFOP polling institute shows that the centre-to-right UDF and UMP governing parties have the support of 33,3 percent of Jews while this figure is only 29,1 percent for the total French electorate, which represents a difference of more than 10 percent.
The left-wing parties – socialists, far left and Communists – get 37,4 percent of the Jewish voters against 35,6 percent for the whole French electorate, a difference of 1.8 percent. Women are more left-leaning than men.
The left sold the Jews out long ago. I imagine American Jews have been slow to realize their predicament because the Jew hate is blatant in France. But if CAIR, MPAC et al have their way the Jews in America will one day wake up to a vastly different country.
“Many Jews feel gratitude towards interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy, who heads the right UMP governing party,” says Roger Cukierman, president of CRIF, the umbrella group of Jewish secular organisations, said in comments on the poll.
Sarkozy takes position
Since he became minister in 2002, Sarkozy showed a firm attitude against the rise of anti-Semitic acts in the country and regularly repeated his support for the community.
He attended the demonstration in Paris after the murder of Ilan Halimi, a 23-year-old Jew who was kidnapped and tortured, and more recently visited the Jewish Marais quarter where members of a Black extremist group threatened Jews.
“It’s also under the current right-wing government that France’s external policy towards Israel has changed,” Cukierman noted.
40% of French Jews have turned right? Pretty damned good. In our last U.S. Presidential election, 18% of the American Jewish vote turned right, up from the previous POS election but nothing to roar about. This despite the fact that 67% of Republicans staunchly support Israel vs.only 34% of Democrats that staunchly the Jewish state.
Still just 18%. The American Jew is reminiscent of the German Jew (before the annihilation.) Head in the air, while inhaling the intoxicating Cyclon B of denial.