The college stressed that "Since his first days in politics and until today Sarkozy is considered a true friend to Israel. He has reached out to Israel
and its residents and urged his European counterparts to embrace the same policy."
The college president, Professor Zvi Arad, added, "We are excited to host in the Netanya Academic College such a high-ranking figure that has contributed to the promotion of the ties between Israel and France and to the extinction of anti-Semitism
in France and in all of Europe."