Israeli media reported on Monday that France had asked the Israeli premier to stay away from the weekend solidarity march, but Netanyahu ignored the request.
On Sunday, thousands of anti-terrorism protesters gathered for the rally, with world leaders and officials in attendance. The event came after days of deadly attacks, which claimed the lives of 17 people and three gunmen in France.
President Francois Hollande of France had wanted to “focus on solidarity with France, and to avoid anything liable to divert attention to other controversial issues…,” Israeli paper Haaretz reported.
On Saturday evening, Netanyahu’s rivals, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Economy Minister Naftali Bennett announced they would travel to Paris.
“When Netanyahu heard they were going, he informed the French he would be attending the march after all,” Haaretz wrote.
When Netanyahu rejected the appeals of the French government, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was swiftly invited, Channel Two television and Israeli newspapers reported.
During the march, Netanyahu was seen elbowing his way to the front of the parade of world leaders. He also waved to the crowd, a gesture some commentators deemed to be at odds with the somber mood. Netanyahu has also been slammed for his call on members of the French Jewish community to immigrate to Israel for safety reasons.
“It was embarrassing, not to say disgraceful, to see Israel’s prime minister yesterday trying to push his way onto a bus that he was not supposed to board, making his way determinedly from the second row (where he was placed) to the row of leaders walking in front (which he took over), behaving in a mourning parade as in an election rally,” wrote the rightwing Maariv newspaper.
It was the centennial anniversary of the First World War when Great Powers back then were similarly exposed in their attempts to offset inevitable demise through war. In the early 20th Century, Britain in particular was a dying hegemon, beset by rivalries from an emerging Germany and the loss of its Empire. The US was but a vigorous new power back then, which Britain was fortunately able to hitch its ailing condition to. One hundred years later, the US resembles the erstwhile British power, scrambling to maintain its former glory as the world’s foremost power.
Russia has re-emerged as a new power on the world stage, along with China and other members of the BRICS nations. This year saw Russia and China cement strategic trade and energy partnerships that promise, through legitimate means, to deal a death blow to the decrepit American dollar as the world’s reserve currency – probably the last remaining lynchpin in the Washington’s claim to global power, apart from its over-extended military prowess.
Everything Is A Rich Man's Trick - JFK TO 9/11 - video ~ link ~ This is a long video that is well worth the time. However, notice what is unsaid and left out: The role of the Rothschild-led Global Banking Cartel is WAY underrepresented and the role of Meyer Lansky in the JFK Assassination is totally left out as is the role of Israel and its determination to prevent Kennedy from stopping the Israeli nuclear weapons program!!! Nevertheless, this is a good in depth video! Stirling
The Michael Brown Scam ~ link ~ Do take a minute to watch the video! Stirling
Paris False Flag Aftermath: France to deploy 10,000 troops within France to "protect" the nation ~ link ~ So now the French people will have troops on their streets "protecting" them!!! That is a major step to all out fascism!!! The Rothschilds love to use the Hegelian Dialectic to control the sheeple!!! Stirling