France’s Far-Right Marine Le Pen: If Elected, Jews Must Renounce Israeli Citizenship

“But the destruction of the transgressors and the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake Hashem shall be consumed.” Isaiah 1:28 (The Israel Bible™)

In an interview with France 2 TV Thursday, France’s far-right National Front party leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said that if elected, she would ban dual citizenship with non-European Union member states. Asked whether her immigration program would affect French Jews with dual Israeli citizenship, she said it would.

“Israel is not a European Union member and does not identify as such,” she said. The first round of the French presidential election is scheduled for April 23.

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Le Pen said she would make an exception to the policy for dual French-Russian citizens. Russia, she said, has a place in what she called “a Europe of nations.”

In an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 last Friday, Le Pen said that if elected, she would ban the wearing of yarmulkes in public, as part of a ban on all religious symbols in public that constitutes a “joint struggle” in the fight against radical Islam. She said she realized the ban would be “asking a lot.”