France "will put all its strength to protect the Jews", French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said at a ceremony in the Paris City Hall to mark the 20th anniversary of the asassination of the Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin.
The event was originally due to take place in November but had to be postponed because of the terrorist attacks in Paris.
"The Jews are again and still abused, victims of a virulent anti-Semitism that is hidden behind hatred of Israel," Valls said.
"Anti-Semitism strikes in the Middle East. It also hits Europe. And France will put all its strength to protect the Jews,for the French Jews, who are legitimately attached to the land of Israel as they love their country France, to continue to look France as their homeland," the Prime Minister declared.
After paying tribute to the "absolute commitment and passion" of Yitzhak Rabin, Valls recalled that France and Israel were "two sister nations" whose friendship was "demanding and honest"... Read more