By BosNewsLife News Center

marchhPARIS, FRANCE (BosNewsLife)– Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was among leaders participating in Sunday’s march to honor 17 victims of terrorism, which began with a massacre at a satirical weekly and continued with attacks on a Kosher supermarket, after he urged Jewish people to relocate.

“To all the Jews of France, all the Jews of Europe, I would like to say that Israel is not just the place in whose direction you pray, the state of Israel is your home,” he said in a statement. Responding from outside the Jewish supermarket in Paris where four hostages died on Friday, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls sought to counter Netanyahu’s words, French news agency AFP reported.

“France, without its Jews, is not France,” he said. “The Jews of France, for several years, have been frightened,” he added, before trying to reassure them that “today, we are all Charlie, all police officers, all the Jews of France.”

At least tens of thousands of people, several of them shouting “vive la France” (Long live France), parismarchhollande_635x250_1420989518followed the leaders and victims in a massive show of defiance following the attacks.

“vive la France” was also the term used by President Barack Obama when he wrote in a condolence book: “On behalf of all Americans, I extend our deepest sympathy and solidarity to the people of France following the terrible terrorist attack in Paris.”


And Obama wrote: “As allies across the centuries, we stand united with our French brothers and sisters to ensure that justice is done and our way of life is defended. We go forward together knowing that terror is no match for freedom and the ideals we stand for —ideals that light the world.”

“Vive la France!”


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