PARIS – A couple of thousand people gathered outside the Israeli Embassy in
Paris Tuesday evening in a peaceful demonstration supporting the country during
Operation Pillar of Defense.
As dozens of policemen in riot gear
patrolled the adjacent Champs Elysees, Jewish community leaders, local
politicians and representatives of pro-Israel groups took to the stage to
denounce Hamas rocket attacks and call for the French government to back the
The demonstration was organized by the French Jewish
umbrella organization, CRIF, and several other community groups, including B’nai
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