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French poll: 40% say Jews too powerful in business
Itamar Eichner
Published: 25.01.13, 13:46
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1. Sad and worrying
Ferdinand ,   Israel & France   (01.25.13)
This is very sad and worrying. Unfortunately, I am not surprised. When non-Jews do well and become succesful, people admire them. When Jews do well and become succesful, certain people think it's because of some weird conspiracy that only exists in their heads. It's truly sad.
2. Anyone who has achieved in business world has done so due to
Moshe ,   Usa   (01.25.13)
merit ( with few exceptions). It is the french bigots who think they should be rewarded with the efforts of successful business people by genetic herentage. What a shameful country. They need to made a brain change.
3. This explains mindset of French "peace proposal".
Chaim ,   Israel   (01.25.13)
Israel should keep this survey in mind to understand the mindset behind the upcoming French led E.U. "peace proposal" intended to render Israel defenseless.
4. #3 You weaken the argument against anti-semitism
Ferdinand ,   Israel & France   (01.25.13)
Chaim, each time you or other like you react in the way you do, you're just doing the anti-semites a huge favour. If you respond to the fact that a minority of French people display worrying opinions by attyacking ALL French, well, then you're no different than those who blame ALL Jews for every strange mishap. Can it really be that hard to distinguish between individuals and people? I'm getting sick and tired of those of you who respond to every article dealing with a foreign person/country by attacking ALL people from that country. That's no different from what the anti-semites are doing. The story in the article is sad, worrying and need adressing. People like you only to the opposite. Bravo.
5. Stating the truth is not anti semitism
Gregg ,   Haifa IL   (01.25.13)
Jews in France control businesses and medias. It is known! So what?!? What's the problem of saying out loud what everyone knows anyway... And it's true, they are more loyal to Israel than the country they live in
6. 5 Gregg
alsky ,   toronto   (01.25.13)
how do you know ? or just jumping on the bandwaggon ?
7. Gregg,
Walt K ,   Sherbrooke, Canada   (01.25.13)
You missed a the words : «too much». Frenchies are supposed to live in a free nation, yes or no ?
8. # 5 Nonsense
Ferdinand ,   Israel & France   (01.25.13)
Gregg, I live half my life in France and I know France well. Of course "Jews" do not "control" businesses and media. There are some succesful Jews who have done well, but: 1. Most of both the businesses and media in France have no Jewish connection. 2. The fact that some succesful people in business and media are Jewish does not mean that there is a collective, "The Jews", that control anything. So saying that some succesful businessmen or reporters are Jewish is not anti-semitic. Trying to paint a picture of "The Jews" controlling business and media IS both false and anti-semitic.
9. Zionist contradiction
Gustavo ,   Brazil   (01.25.13)
At they same time that they strongly encourage jews to emigrate to Israel (as if you can't be a jew and a citizen of another country), they get annoyed when someone suggests that diaspora jews feel more Israeli than French/American/etc. A bit contradictory.
10. #4. Anti-Semitism is not our real problem.
Chaim ,   Israel   (01.25.13)
#4. Frankly, I couldn't care less about the fact that some people don't like Jews. Anti-Semites aren't the real problem. The real problem is (mostly leftist) Jews who empower them. After all, it wasn't Anti-Semites who championed Oslo (which maimed and murdered thousands of Jews). It was Jewish leftists. It wasn't Anti-Semites who championed Israel's disastrous retreats from Lebanon and Gaza, which brought Israel lasting wars and infinite rockets. It was Jewish leftists. E.U. "peace proposals" are dangerous and evil. However, our enemies would have no power to harm us if it weren't for the collaboration of (mostly leftist) Jews.
11. France is getting dangerous fot the Jews
Wise Saba ,   Western Negev   (01.25.13)
It's time for the Jews of France to come home before it's too late.
12. #5 And what exactly made you an expert
Isac   (01.25.13)
on French economics. The only thing I know that you are not living in Haifa and that you are clueless what is going on in France.
13. if jews control the media why they are so anti-israeli ?
dovdevan ,   ashdod,paris   (01.25.13)
if in the past we could speak about an anti-semitism coming from the extrem right today its origin are in the radical islam and the extrem left !! their preacher are teaching them everything to hate the jews all the cliché that we already know here ! the extrem left portrays jews the world master and the israeli as nazi that control the palestinian land
14. ebery person named Greg
HaifaGuy   (01.25.13)
is a moron. This is well known, what can you do?
15. dual loyalty?
Mike Lerner ,   Nice   (01.25.13)
Gregg is very sure of himself. Wonder if he has ever spent more than a week in France. It's true that there are many Jews in the medical and legal professions in France. No doubt this arouses envy among the less successful groups. As for controlling businesses, I don't believe French Jews are all that dominant and in any case, they act as businessmen first. Finally, the dual loyalty question is a tricky one, but Jews are not the only ethnic minority to face this question. Frankly, if antisemitism weren't so present in France, I think most Jews would identify as French citizens first and foremost..
16. Back to square one!
tiki ,   belgium   (01.25.13)
Who could have imagined that just after 67 years and 6 million murdered Jews the world still isn't satisfied and needs more! Who would have thought that the anti Semites are still marching on with the same old anti Jewish mantra's and the world is following again! Conclusion: It's a genetic disease that flares up when times are bad. Difference: There is a Jewish State called Israel and the French are asking why Jews are more loyal to that state than the French Hate State!
17. gregg . NAME ALL businesses and media
Charles ,   Petach Tikva   (01.25.13)
in France that are controlled by Jews !
18. and here we go again. Why
desi ,   montreuil   (01.25.13)
this obsession with the french really?? and who did this poll, remind me please??
19. The french obsession of the israeli press
desi ,   montreuil   (01.25.13)
is really fascinating but... in a way, antisemites pay an hommage to judaism with their obsession of the jews... do we have the french to take it as an hommage as well? frankly i'd rather have polite indifference...
20. #4 Very well said
Dan ,   --   (01.25.13)
" I'm getting sick and tired of those of you who respond to every article dealing with a foreign person/country by attacking ALL people from that country" Yes. I once thought individuals such as Chaim were trolls who were here to make Israelis look bad. I mean, surely they can see how completely bigoted and ignorant their views are, can' they? Unfortunately, they are not trolls. One of Israel's main problems, in my opinion, is a PR problem and individuals like Chaim (and they're a dime a dozen on this board) make the PR situation for Israel much, much worse.
21. #5 Gregg
Vlad   (01.25.13)
Why are you still in Israel, and not back in Italy as you promised? We're waiting....
22. Frenchies are
Walt K ,   Sherbrooke, Canada   (01.25.13)
Looking for a scapegoat for their unemployment rate.
23. "Too much power in the business world"
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (01.25.13)
What, are we now supposed to apologize for being well educated and successful in our endeavors? Sorry, but this well-educated and successful Jew has no intention of apologizing. By the way, I've never quite managed to forget what the French did to Captain Dreyfus, either. So -- educated, successful, wealthy, extremely smart and with a very long memory. Deal with it.
24. # 5 Gregg ! How come,you are not
J.K. ,   Brooklyn USA   (01.25.13)
controlled by the Jews ?.
25. #5 You are a shameless hypocrite
Mark ,   Lodz, Poland   (01.25.13)
"And it's true, they are more loyal to Israel than the country they live in" However, you happen to live in ISRAEL and have never expressed a smidgen of loyalty for your host country. Dégueulasse!
26. Jews Leave EU Before It's Too Late
ACortez ,   Anaheim, CA, USA   (01.25.13)
Return home as you were always meant to do. Europe has proven time and time again that they are no friend to the Jews. Jews have a strong state and a strong leader to finish taking back all that was stolen over the years.
27. Since when does thinking that a group has too much power
John Robey ,   Austin, Texas   (01.25.13)
or influence equal hatred?
28. #13 Was just about to say the same
Alex   (01.25.13)
They claim Jews own the media, in that case it's a bunch of self-hating, anti-Zionist Jews who controls it... The media in Europe is so anti-Israeli (and often borderline anti-Semitic too), if it's any particular group who owns the media, it's islamists/leftists/nazis.
29. Why should Jews be loyal to France?
Mahlon Drumgoole ,   Newark NJ USA   (01.25.13)
france has had and continues to have a vicious history of antisemitism. From the framing of Dryfuss by the french army to the role of the French govt's role in the extermination of Jews during WWII, to the recent episodes of violence against Jews, France has treated the Jews shabbily and with contempt. So the question is why should Jews who have contributed so much to France have any loyalty to this arrogant, antisemitic country at all? Most french Jews won't admit it but they are scared and see Israel as a refuge in case their lives in France become even more dangerous.
30. # 29 Disgusting
Ferdinand ,   Israel & France   (01.25.13)
Mahlon, I'm sorry but your racism disgusts me. Your attacks on France would be despised by all French Jews, and you're not one bit better than an anti-semite. Unlike you, I'm not blaming a collective for what some in the collective do. So I cannot and will not say that people in Newark are loathsome racists, because I'm sure they are not. But you definitely are. Once again, how hard can it be to refrain from attacking entire countries and peoples? Each time you do it, you are not one bit better than the anti-semites.
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