Published on Monday, 11 June 2012 14:01 Written by AFP
Levy wrote those words last week in an article for the website of the French Jewish umbrella organisation CRIF, following a violent attack on three young Jews in Villeurbanne last Saturday night.
“Is it really an accident if these incidents arise after a (presidential) campaign in which we saw one of the candidates, Le Pen, systematically wooing Jewish names in her addresses?,” he asked”
In a statement addressing Levy’s words, Marine Le Pen’s lawyer, Wallerand de Saint-Just, declared: “Accusing Marine Le Pen of desecrating Jewish names and also of being responsible for the violent attack in Villeurbanne is particularly reprehensible. We will be calling Mr Levy before a tribunal for this revolting act of defamation”.
Levy was a preferred target of Marine Le Pen in her presidential campaign addresses, for his role alongside former French President Nicolas Sarkozy in the military intervention in Libya, a course of action slammed by the UN.
Credit: European Jewish Press