web analytics
December 22, 2014 / 30 Kislev, 5775
 
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
8000 meals Celebrate Eight Days of Chanukah – With 8,000 Free Meals Daily to Israel’s Poor

Join Meir Panim’s campaign to “light up” Chanukah for families in need.



French Town Honors Killer of US, Israeli Diplomats

By: JTA

A suburb of Paris honored a man imprisoned for helping to murder diplomats from Israel and the United States.

A majority of aldermen in the city council of Bagnolet east of the French capital voted on Wednesday to make the Lebanese citizen, Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, an honorary resident, calling him a “communist activist” and “political prisoner” who “belongs to the resistance movement of Lebanon, his country,” French media reported Friday.

Abdallah, a founder of the Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Faction, was captured in 1984. A French court sentenced him in 1987 to life in prison for complicity in the 1982 assassinations of Charles R. Ray, a U.S. military attache serving in Paris, and Yacov Bar-Simantov, a second counsellor at the Israeli embassy in Paris.

Bar-Simantov’s killer, a woman wearing a white beret, fled into the Paris subway after shooting him in the head in front of his wife and children at their apartment building.

Abdallah shot Ray, an assistant military attache, outside Ray’s apartment building the same year.

The motion passed by the council of Bagnolet, where the French Communist party enjoys a majority, does not mention his crimes. In it, he is referred to as a “one of Europe’s last remaining political prisoners” and “determined defender of the Palestinian just cause.”

His release is being prevented “primarily because of the intervention of the U.S. government,” the motion read.

“To call for his liberation, the municipal council declares him an honorary citizen of Bagnolet,” it says.

Abdallah, who was first eligible for parole in 1999, has failed in eight bids to be released. A parole board approved his most recent bid in January, but the interior minister, Manuel Valls, refused to sign the order after complaints from the U.S. embassy and lawmakers in the U.S. Congress.

Contacted by JTA, a spokesperson for the city of Bagnolet said the mayor had no immediate comment on the issue.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

12 Responses to “French Town Honors Killer of US, Israeli Diplomats”

  1. All in the point of view these days. I find it disgusting, from my vantage.

  2. Jed Dunkin says:

    Good grief there are a lot of evil people in the world.

  3. ah yes, the Brave french. lap dancing the nazis and now muslim terrorists. tres hilarious.

  4. Mark Bird says:

    Cheese eating surrender monkeys

  5. Edward Lobel says:

    Do to them what hitler tried to do to us, but do not miss a single one! Get every single one of them! Show no mercy to these murderers!

  6. Disgusting French anti-Semites!

  7. Eva Feld says:

    The French will pay for this misdeed big time.

  8. I imagine a future when the Judges are sent forth into all the lands, hunting people like these and the ones who enable them. The enablers will end up under the boots of anti-Semites first though. Don't worry about them…these French are like mice bowing before feral cats, and we know how that'll end up.

  9. Chinese says:

    Hope Muslims take over that god forsaken place, and perform their usual job.

  10. Gary Harper says:

    A lot of French have been Communists since the 1870s. Remember the Commune. They deserve to be under the heel of an oppressor, if they have not learned anything in 140 years.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Masked Palestinian youth burn tires and throw stones in Joseph's Tomb. (archives)
Arabs Imitate Ancient Greeks and Vandalize Joseph’s Tomb
Latest News Stories
Masked Palestinian youth burn tires and throw stones in Joseph's Tomb. (archives)

“Both sides shall respect and protect the listed below religious rights of Jews, Christians, Moslems and Samaritans.” – Oslo Accords.

The annual  Chabad menorah lighting ceremony at Martin Place in Sydney has been canceled but the menorah was quietly, respectfully lit and spread its Light this year to honor the victims of the terror attack at the Lindt cafe.

The annual Giant Chabad Menorah was lit without a ceremony this year in Martin Place, Sydney.

Egypt closed the crossing due the ongoing terror attacks against Egypt emanating from the Gaza Strip.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet in NY late Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, ahead of Netanyahu's speech at UN General Assembly  set for the next day.

India may pull its vote in favor of the PA resolution before the UN Security Council and instead choosing abstention.

Arab media report Syria downed an Israeli drone over Quneitra, near the border between the two countries.

Man shouting “Allahu Akbar” drives car into crowd in the French city of Dijon.

Bereaved family says hit-and-run death was terrorism.

Anti-Zionist Arabs don’t always distinguish between Jews, Christians and Muslims.

Elections, and not Netanyahu, raised the minimum wage.

Palestinian Authority head says he can’t stop attacks on Jews.

Oscar-winner “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport” has been selected for permanent preservation in the Library of Congress by the National Film Registry. The film, released in 2000, documents the rescue of some 10,000 predominantly Jewish children from Nazi-dominated Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia in the months leading up to World War II. […]

Dr. Ben Carson is waiting for God to tell him if he should run for president.

Four arrested in crackdown on anti-assimilation group Lehava.

The decision of Uri Aril’s Tekuma faction to remain in the party and re-start a “Yesha faction” is a blessing.

PM Netanyahu lit the 5th Chanukah candle at the Kotel. We understand that he then sung a beautiful rendition of Maoz Tzur, but we unfortunately don’t have that on video.

More Articles from JTA

Oscar-winner “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport” has been selected for permanent preservation in the Library of Congress by the National Film Registry. The film, released in 2000, documents the rescue of some 10,000 predominantly Jewish children from Nazi-dominated Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia in the months leading up to World War II. […]

Alan Gross with his Judy after his release from jail in Cuba.

“It was crucial to my survival knowing that I was not forgotten.“

Jeb Bush announced his intention to “actively” explore the presidency in a Christmas and Hanukkah greeting message. “Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!” the former Florida governor Bush said in a Facebook message posted Tuesday. He described conversations he had with his family over Thanksgiving. “As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the […]

Swastikas were found spray-painted on a Tufts University building for the third time in nearly two years. The latest swastikas were found Saturday morning on the back wall of the Lewis Hall dormitory on the Somerville, Mass., campus, Boston.com reported. In June, swastikas were found on the university’s Granoff Family Hillel Center. In April 2013, […]

The ‘homely’ ancient rock, discovered in 1993, adds evidence of King David’s existence.

Sotloff, a grandson of Holocaust survivors, made aliyah in 2005.

Jewish communities in Australia remained under lockdown as a hostage crisis continued at a café in Sydney. The Community Security Group, which handles security for the Jewish communities of Australia, raised the threat level to severe on Monday after an apparent Islamist gunman entered a café in downtown Sydney and took dozens of hostages, the […]

Anti-Semites always are around to remind Jews to be scared.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/french-town-honors-killer-of-us-israeli-diplomats/2013/12/14/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: