In his speech Delanoe noted the strong effect that Paris had on Herzl’s battle.Support for zionism can co-exist with "a similar attachment to the Palestinian cause." Help me somebody!
It was in Paris, while reporting on the Dreyfus affair, a Jewish French military captain was falsely convicted of espionage, where that Herzl realised the strength of anti-Semitism.
The Viennese reporter covered the trial in which Alfred Dreyfus was falsely accused of betraying France in favour of Germany and witnessed how Captain Dreyfus was degraded by the army.
The Dreyfus affair made Herzl aware of the situation in Europe. He later wrote his book Der Judenstaat, ‘the State of the Jews’ and devoted his life to the creation of the Jewish state.
“Jews can live outside of Israel but they cannot live without Israel,” [yuk!] said the mayor of Paris who added that this did not exclude a similar attachment to the Palestinian cause.
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