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France Attacks Free Speech Regarding Israel


The free exchange of ideas is the only way to make progress. Laws that restrict free speech are a crime against us all and a roadblock to progress. In France this was made obvious when a French court upheld a lower court’s conviction of 12 people who were arrested for wearing shirts with the slogan “Long live Palestine, boycott Israel” and for passing out leaflets that contained the statement “buying Israeli products means legitimizing crimes in Gaza.”

The Jewish publication Forward reports:

In confirming the sentences, the Court of Cassation cited the French republic’s law on Freedom of the Press, which prescribes imprisonment or a fine of up to $50,000 for parties that “provoke discrimination, hatred or violence toward a person or group of people on grounds of their origin, their belonging or their not belonging to an ethnic group, a nation, a race or a certain religion.”

It’s hypocritical and amazing they have the phrase “Freedom of the Press” in a law which attacks free speech. To be more honest they should rename the title of the law to “Restrictions of the Press.”

This attack on the Jewish state of Israel’s behalf, an attack which allows the Israeli Occupation Forces to “provoke discrimination, hatred or violence toward a person or group of people on grounds of their origin, their belonging or their not belonging to an ethnic group, a nation, a race or a certain religion”  is NOT at all limited to France. In this insightful and important article, Glenn Greenwald reports:

Joel Rubinfeld, co-chair of the European Jewish Parliament and president of the Belgian League Against Anti-Semitism, told Haaretz last February that he wanted other countries to follow the French model of criminalizing anti-Israeli-occupation activism. After a French lower court convicted the BDS activists, Rubinfeld gushed: “The French government and judiciary’s determination in fighting discrimination, and the Lellouche law especially, are exemplary for Belgium and other nations where discriminatory BDS is happening.”

Thank God for the success of the American Revolution and the ensuing creation of the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech. This prevents the pro-Israel US government from arresting people, as was done by the pro-Israel government in France, for being critical of the Jewish state and demanding they stop their ethnic cleansing. However, in practical application, it is very difficult to get ideas out to a large audience in the US due to the stranglehold organized Jewry has on the media in the US. This greatly limits the impact of free speech and the free exchange of ideas.

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One of the greatest people ever produced by France was the Deist and Enlightenment philosopher, Voltaire. This quote from Voltaire would probably get him arrested in France today:

The Jewish nation dares to display an irreconcilable hatred toward all nations, and revolts against all masters; always superstitious, always greedy for the well-being enjoyed by others, always barbarous — cringing in misfortune and insolent in prosperity.

The American founder and Deist Benjamin Franklin was very popular in France during the 18th century. He was the driving force behind France supporting the American Revolution with large amounts of cash, weapons and troops. Ben Franklin said the free speech:

In those wretched countries where a man cannot call his tongue his own, he can scarce call anything his own. Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.

Based on his quote, Ben Franklin would consider modern day France as a wretched country for its smashing of free speech.

Israel is based on the brutal and ungodly Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. This ancient collection of superstition based books offers a blueprint for Israel to “overthrow the liberty” of nations. This desire for world domination by the Jewish state is reflected in Isaiah 60:12 in which the ancient Jewish writers put these words into God’s mouth:

For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.

In fact, there are many, many claims to Israel over all and Jewish superiority throughout the Bible. The fact that the majority of people living on our planet Earth today belong to a “revealed”/hearsay religion that actually teaches that these Jewish scriptures and writings are the Word of God makes clear how successful they are.

We can derail their crazy train with innate God-given reason. As another American founder who was a Deist, Thomas Paine, wrote on page 245 of The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition:

Nonsense ought to be treated as nonsense, wherever it be found; and had this been done in the rational manner it ought to be done, instead of intimating and mincing the matter, as has been too much the case, the nonsense and false doctrine of the Bible, with all the aid that priestcraft can give, could never have stood their ground against the divine reason that God has given to man.

Our salvation from the misery the enemies of free-thought, free speech and progress have in store for us can be overcome with appreciating and using our innate and God-given reason.


Author Details
Bob Johnson is a freelance writer in the Tampa area of Florida. He was raised Roman Catholic, but after a stint in Marine Corps infantry and reading Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason he became a Deist. In 1993 he founded the World Union of Deists, and in 1996 he launched the first website devoted to Deism. He is the author of God Gave Us Reason, Not Religion, Deism: A Revolution in Religion, A Revolution in You and An Answer to C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity. He has also written the introduction to Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition and Principles of Nature by Elihu Palmer.

11 Replies to “France Attacks Free Speech Regarding Israel

  1. Yep, it would be kind of fair to burn the flag of Israel, as what it represents to my mind makes it is as repulsive as the Nazi flag.

    Or just allow free speech ! I shall speak how I see fit, anything that promotes death and this crazy supremacy, with the whole ‘Master race’ bullshit needs to be utterly rejected.

    I am well on board the Boycotting of anything Israeli made. Isolation is the firmest form of peaceful action, this is the key, you have to go with the firmest possible, yet non violent action.

  2. Apartheid Isreal is an illegal state. If I were to say that in a nasty way it would be against the law according to legislation adopted by the ADL and pushed through by drunken politicians. So what? Isreal is an Apartheid state guilty of genocide. Isreal is quilty of mass murder and gross negligence toward Palestinian law. Isreal is a fort, not a state. Fort Isreal. Isreal is plague on Arab nations. Put that on a t-shirt and smoke it. The problem is Id have to be in a fighting mood when I wear it.
    The skeevey likes of the ADL seem to thrive on stealing government money to play with the law. Its an industry the Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, (MADD) could envy. But these women had a purpose. Minimize drunk driving. Its a good cause. Having people arrested for calling out Apartheid Isreal is a waste of tax payer dollars and needs to be addressed.

  3. “The foreigners who reside among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower. They will lend to you, but you will not lend to them. They will be the head, but you will be the tail. All these curses will come on you. They will pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the Lord your God and observe the commands and decrees he gave you.”
    ~ Deuteronomy 28:43-45

    If this is not Old Testament condemnation of “Jewish” banksters, I don’t know what is…

    1. no kiddin Poppadop! for centuries its the same game, moving in refusing to assimilate to the host country, claiming superiority, and taking over everything. Jesus was generally non violent but he sure broke out with a bullwhip one day on the moneychangers..

  4. so France is ALL FOR izrahell being a mass murdering, land stealing, racist apartheid terrorist “state” and if you tell the TRUTH about it you deserve being arrested.. how quaint.
    I dont remember izrahell owning France, but they apparently do now!

  5.  The Question is How Could EUROPEANS CLAIM THEY ARE FREE?
     Other Freedoms are important, but “Freedom of Speech” is #1
     “Freedom of the Press” depends on who OWN the Media__98% Zionists

    1. and freedom to bear arms. I who for most of my now long life felt gun ownership outside the hunting range was foolish now have come 360 degrees. Keep your gun never, never give it up. Why when the government pulls dictatorial stuff like you can fight back and knowing this fact puts a restrict on the official who are clearly over-educated for their intelligence. Voltaire said “if you want to find out who rules over you find out who you are not allowed to criticize” Most of Europe have a law preventing any criticism of the so called holocause as though the poeple are a bunch of crazed animals why the people have acceped this direct insult I do not know, in order to find the truth which is rarly comes out directly after an event like [email protected] and the heat of passion reason is replace by group think and need for punishment offten this immtie punishment is misplaced but you can’t examine an even as big and far reaching implications as the so-called holocaust.

  6. PTI,

    “For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.”….this may very well be true….but….the problem is that the creation of the state of Israel is suppose to be by God’s hand….and not some political and bribery scheme….and the people who occupy the state of Israel today are nothing more than imposters….they are certainly not the Hebrews the scriptures refer to….

  7. In this case, the name of the french court should not be:
    “In confirming the sentences, the Court of C a s s a t i o n cited …”

    but more correctly ought to and needs to be “court of CASTRATION”

  8. what calls itself “israel” is not Hebrew, a simple DNA test proves it…let them all line up… there is little real or true, all up from its foundations-up …. the New World Order in action prostrate themselves before evil they access and seal through its flag, offering up mass human sacrifice to it and for it …. illegitimate and born of an evil that must be put down together

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