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Macron berates Israeli security men in tussle at Jerusalem church

By John Irish

 

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The Dome of the Rock is seen in the background as French President Emmanuel Macron visits the compound housing al-Aqsa mosque known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

 

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - "Go outside," French President Emmanuel Macron demanded in English in a melee with Israeli security men on Wednesday, demanding they leave a Jerusalem basilica that he visited before a Holocaust memorial conference.

 

The French tricolour has flown over the Church of St. Anne in Jerusalem's walled Old City since it was gifted by the Ottomans to French Emperor Napoleon III in 1856.

 

France views it as a provocation when Israeli police enter the church's sandstone complex, in a part of Jerusalem captured and annexed by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war.

 

Wednesday's incident was a case of deja vu all over again. In 1996, France's then-president Jacques Chirac lost patience with Israeli security agents at the same church, telling one of them that his treatment was a "provocation" and threatening to get back on his plane.

 

Chirac refused to enter St. Anne until Israeli security left the site.

 

Video showed Macron, jostled in the centre of a crowded circle between his own protective detail and Israeli security personnel, including several paramilitary policemen in uniform, under an archway leading into the church.

 

Macron then stopped the shoving and shouted at the Israeli security guards in English: "I don't like what you did in front of me."

 

Lowering his voice, he then said: "Go outside. I'm sorry, you know the rules. Nobody has to provoke nobody."

 

Speaking later to reporters, Macron said the incident ended pleasantly and that he shook hands with the Israeli security officials.

 

Israeli police said that when Macron arrived at the church "there was a discussion" between Israeli and French security officers about entering with the president.

 

"When the president and the delegation finished the visit, he apologised about the incident and shook hands with the security personnel," a police statement said.

 

Macron is one of dozens of world leaders attending Thursday's World Holocaust Forum at Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial centre in Jerusalem, which will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.

 

The 42-year-old head of state had seen his visit to St. Anne as a symbolic stop underscoring France's historical influence in the region.

 

Before heading to the church, Macron walked through Jerusalem's Old City, stopping by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

 

He later visited the Muslim Noble Sanctuary that houses al-Aqsa mosque, a site revered by Jews as Temple Mount, and prayed at Judaism's Western Wall, touching the ancient stones.

 

(Writing by Rami Ayyub; Editing by Jeffrey Heller, Gareth Jones and Nick Macfie)

 

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Macron berates Israeli security men in tussle at Jerusalem church

By John Irish

 

"When the president and the delegation finished the visit, he apologised about the incident and shook hands with the security personnel," a police statement said.

 

Isn’t it clear the headline is directly in opposition to the story?

shouldnt the headline read:


Macron berates Israeli security men in tussle at Jerusalem church and then apologizes for it.  
 

Is it not also clearly another example of Israel/Jews being incorrectly shown in a bad light?  
 

Anti Semitic maybe??

 

And someone will tell me I’m playing the victim

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20 minutes ago, Harveyg said:

Macron berates Israeli security men in tussle at Jerusalem church

By John Irish

 

"When the president and the delegation finished the visit, he apologised about the incident and shook hands with the security personnel," a police statement said.

 

Isn’t it clear the headline is directly in opposition to the story?

shouldnt the headline read:


Macron berates Israeli security men in tussle at Jerusalem church and then apologizes for it.  
 

Is it not also clearly another example of Israel/Jews being incorrectly shown in a bad light?  
 

Anti Semitic maybe??

 

And someone will tell me I’m playing the victim

OK then, you are playing the victim.

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56 minutes ago, Harveyg said:

Macron berates Israeli security men in tussle at Jerusalem church

By John Irish

 

"When the president and the delegation finished the visit, he apologised about the incident and shook hands with the security personnel," a police statement said.

 

Isn’t it clear the headline is directly in opposition to the story?

shouldnt the headline read:


Macron berates Israeli security men in tussle at Jerusalem church and then apologizes for it.  
 

Is it not also clearly another example of Israel/Jews being incorrectly shown in a bad light?  
 

Anti Semitic maybe??

 

And someone will tell me I’m playing the victim

'berates' is a fact, 'apologizes' is possible spin from police.

 

Oh, and criticizing Israeli security is not anti-semitic.

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Here, the momo of service would it be a budding historian. !!!
Would he blame the French for these strikes to get what they are entitled to?
Should they obey, finger and eye, the orders of a character who was only elected by 43% of the registered.?
Should they submit basely.?
Admittedly, it is not too pretty, in the 2 camps, and the seed of violence is present, especially with professional thugs.
Do you know, momo, that the vast majority of strikers are no longer paid.
But, that, we are silent.
So pretend that King Manu 1st is the best president since Pompidou, I laugh.
Well, I was afraid, you didn't name the man on the scooter, or the speed.

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2 hours ago, sirocco said:

Here, the momo of service would it be a budding historian. !!!
Would he blame the French for these strikes to get what they are entitled to?
Should they obey, finger and eye, the orders of a character who was only elected by 43% of the registered.?
Should they submit basely.?
Admittedly, it is not too pretty, in the 2 camps, and the seed of violence is present, especially with professional thugs.
Do you know, momo, that the vast majority of strikers are no longer paid.
But, that, we are silent.
So pretend that King Manu 1st is the best president since Pompidou, I laugh.
Well, I was afraid, you didn't name the man on the scooter, or the speed.

So …..anytime professionnal strikers take to the streets, they should get paid as usual and the government should bow to the pressure?

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Eh! yes, and this is called "democracy".
The people exercise the powers that are lacking in the dozing snobards who do not even know how a government works and who lay out aberrant laws.
You just have to read or hear their aneries to be convinced.
Yes! we must justify their presence in government.
The people, who nonetheless have a few million souls, many of them graduates, do not have to undergo the uncultivated, irresponsible side of "representatives" of a country.

 

A striker is always professional, if not, it is a solidarity.
No, strikers are not paid.
On the other hand, if the representatives of government commissions do not attend meetings, they are paid.
Is that the answer for you?

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1 hour ago, sirocco said:

Eh! yes, and this is called "democracy".
The people exercise the powers that are lacking in the dozing snobards who do not even know how a government works and who lay out aberrant laws.
You just have to read or hear their aneries to be convinced.
Yes! we must justify their presence in government.
The people, who nonetheless have a few million souls, many of them graduates, do not have to undergo the uncultivated, irresponsible side of "representatives" of a country.

 

A striker is always professional, if not, it is a solidarity.
No, strikers are not paid.
On the other hand, if the representatives of government commissions do not attend meetings, they are paid.
Is that the answer for you?

Guess I must apologize to everyone here for prompting that,

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This is called "freedom of expression".   
Without this, no one can claim their rights.  😶

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