Jewish Press: “The French government on Thursday announced new requirements of importers and retailers to label products from Jewish communities in eastern Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria and the Golan Heights.
The regulations are very specific about the duty of vendors to note, in addition to the geographical region from which the product had been shipped, the statement that the product was made in “an Israeli settlement.”
Opinion: In 2014-15 France had the largest Jewish population in Europe, estimated at 500,000 to 600,000 people, until a record number of 8,000 or so French Jews began an aliyah to Israel.
On September 6, 2013 the EU announced that France and 12 EU member states joined in labeling Israeli settlement products.
Terrorism then came to France:
- December 20, 2014: A man yelling “Allahu Akbar” attacked a police office in Joué-lès-Tours with a knife. He was killed and 3 police officers were injured.
- December 21, 2014: A man yelling “Allahu Akbar” ran over 11 pedestrians with his vehicle.
- December 22, 2014: Nantes attack. A man yelling “Allahu Akbar” ran over 10 pedestrians with his vehicle, killing one, then attempted suicide
- January 7, 2015: Charlie Hebdo newspaper attacks: two gunmen armed with automatic rifles stormed the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a target for Islamist terrorists since it printed cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in 2006 and 2011, and killed cartoonists and satirists whose names were called out as they were shot dead in return.
- January 9, 2015: Two gunmen killed by police after taking hostages at a kosher supermarket in Paris belonged to the Islamic State
- February 3, 2015: A man wielding a knife attacked and wounded three soldiers patrolling outside a Jewish community center in Nice
- April 19, 2015: A 24-year-old Algerian national was arrested by police after he apparently shot himself by accident. Investigators believe he was planning attacks on “one or two churches” in the Paris suburbs
- June 26, 2015: A man was found decapitated and several others injured at a factory near Lyon.
- August 21, 2015: On a high-speed train traveling between Amsterdam and Paris, a passenger armed with an automatic pistol and a box cutter was subdued by six passengers
- November 13, 2015: In Paris, gunmen and suicide bombers hit a concert hall, a major stadium, restaurants and bars, almost simultaneously – and left 130 people dead and hundreds wounded.
- January 1, 2016: A man was shot in south-eastern France after he reportedly drove a car at four soldiers who were guarding a mosque
- January 7, 2016: A man who was apparently trying to attack a police station on the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attacks was shot dead by police.
- June 13, 2016: A French police commander and his partner were stabbed to death at their home west of Paris by a man claiming allegiance to so-called Islamic State (IS)
- July 14, 2016: At least 84 people were killed, including children, after a lorry slammed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the southern French city of Nice
- July 26, 2016: A priest was beheaded in an attack by two armed men on a church in a suburb of Rouen in northern France
It appears that the French government has not had enough divine punishment for cursing Israel (Genesis 12:3).