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Ahead of French elections, Sarkozy makes pitch to Jews
by Devorah Lauter
Trailing in the polls and with elections just 10 weeks away, French President Nicolas Sarkozy went to one of his most reliable bases of support -- French Jews -- to drum up enthusiasm.
On the morning of Feb. 8, Sarkozy met at Elysees Palace with released Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who holds dual French-Israeli citizenship. And later that day, the president addressed the annual dinner of the main French Jewish umbrella organization, the CRIF.
"France won't compromise on Israel's security because Israel is a miracle," Sarkozy said. "France will never accept the questioning of Israel's security."
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