Tablet - Conspiracy Theorists Blame Paris Attack on Israel
Turns out, anti Jewish bigots were quick to blame the Charlie Hebdo attack on the Jews and Israel. Hat tip to Curious Lurker for alerting me to this story from Tablet. Yair Rosenberg reports on the latest antisemitic, anti Zionist conspiracy theory.
People hold a vigil at the Place de la Republique (Republic Square) for victims of yesterday’s terrorist attack, on January 8, 2015 in Paris, France. (Getty Images)
Just a few hours after the massacre at the offices of satirical French paper Charlie Hebdo, members of the far-right and far-left in Europe and America quickly decided who was responsible: the Mossad. Writing on her Facebook page, Greta Berlin, organizer of the 2010 Gaza flotilla and co-founder of the Free Gaza movement, argued that the attack was Israeli retribution for France’s recognition of a Palestinian state:
Berlin has a long record of promoting Holocaust denial and other anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about the Jews, to the extent that she has been ostracized even by some in the Palestinian solidarity movement that she once captained. But she wasn’t the only flotilla leader and Free Gaza founder to attempt to pin the Paris murders on the Jews.