Macron berates Israeli security men in tussle at Jerusalem church
by John Irish
January 22, 2020
“Go outside,” French President Emmanuel Macron demanded in English in a melee with Israeli security men on Wednesday, demanding they leave a Jerusalem basilica that he visited before a Holocaust memorial conference. The French tricolour has flown over the Church of St. Anne in Jerusalem’s walled Old City since it was gifted by the Ottomans to French Emperor Napoleon III in 1856. France views it as a provocation when Israeli police enter the church’s sandstone complex, in a part of Jerusalem captured and annexed by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war…Speaking later to reporters, Macron said the incident ended pleasantly and that he shook hands with the Israeli security officials. READ MORE
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