The French Government did not want Netanyahu to upstage their attempts to whitewash the dangers to their Jewish population and Jewish visitors. I'm glad that Bibi ignored the French, and I'm also happy that he reminded French Jews that they would be safer, better protected in Israel.
This sort of message is a message that Israel is supposed to broadcast. It sounds very different when given by a foreign leader. When that happens, it's clear that the foreign leader does not want the responsibilities of a Jewish community, nor the benefits. It also shows that the said leader does not consider the Jews to be intrinsically connected to his/her country.
|Joe Biden and Bibi Netanyahu|
Joe Biden’s Israel stunner: American Jews should let Israel protect them
For those who keep insisting that everything is hunky-dory for Jews in the U.S.A. I suggest taking Biden's message into consideration. Remember that his speeches are written in advance and checked for snafus. This is a very clear message from the American Government that Jews are not full-fledged Americans."No matter how deeply involved you are in the U.S. … there’s only one guarantee ... and that's the state of Israel" (Salon.com Biden quoting Golda Meir)