Anti-Semitism and Islamo-leftists: Meyer Habib and Eric Dupond-Moretti Smear the New Popular Ecological and Social Union (NUPES)

Aug 5, 2022 | Bulletin

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The left-wing deputies left the government’s question period, Tuesday August 2, 2022. The Minister of Justice, Éric Dupond-Moretti pointed the finger at the far-left and a recent controversial motion for a resolution against Israel, provoking outraged reactions from NUPES deputies and their departure from the session.

New session incident at the National Assembly, Tuesday August 2, 2022: the elected Members of the New Popular Ecological and Social Union of France’s National Assembly temporarily left the government’s question period, protesting against comments made by Meyer Habib, Member of the Union of Democrats and Independents (UDI), and by Éric Dupond-Moretti. The former, the representative of a constituency of French people abroad which includes Israel, first described the left-wing deputies as ‘Islamo-leftists’.

While questioning Éric Dupond-Moretti on the upcoming commemoration of the attack on rue des Rosiers, committed on August 9, 1982, Meyer Habib denounced a new anti-Semitism, still present in France, in particular with the ‘Islamo-leftist’ seated in the left part of the National Assembly, pointing to the benches of the New Popular Ecological and Social Union, and more particularly to the Mouvement de la France Insoumise (MFI).

Meyer Habib was targeting the motion for a resolution, signed by thirty-seven left-wing Members of the National Assembly on Friday July 22, 2021, which condemns the apartheid regime institutionalized by Israel against the Palestinians, a position deemed anti-Semitic by the Habib and by the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions of France (CRIF). “Out of clientelism, the signatories of the resolution swapped blue workers garment for Islamist green,” continued Meyer Habib, raising protests from left-wing deputies.

Some of them decided to leave the session during the response from Éric Dupond-Moretti, who targeted the fa- left, after having replied to Meyer Habib that he could not extradite three of those responsible for the attack on rue des Rosiers, refugees in Palestine or Jordan.

The Minister notably referred to the meeting, during the campaign for the general elections, between Jeremy Corbyn, the former leader of the British Labor Party accused of anti-Semitism, and MFI MPs Danielle Simonnet and Danièle Obono.

“The words you have chosen to comment on the speech of the President of the Republic stick to you “, continued the Minister of Justice, targeting the controversy that followed a recent tweet from Mathilde Panot, reproaching Emmanuel Macron, who commemorated the Vélodrome d’Hiver roundup, for honoring Philippe Pétain in 2018.

As the left-wing deputies noisily left the session, Eric Dupond-Moretti then turned to the far right, evoking the condemnation of Jean-Marie Le Pen for having described the gas chambers as a mere detail of the history of gas chambers.

Upon their return, the leader of the socialist group Boris Vallaud judged that the minister’s attack was unwelcome. “The country does not need division on this subject”. “We know that you are Republicans and that you defend the fight against anti-Semitism like us, but that is not the case for everyone on these benches,” replied Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne, targeting the MFI deputies.

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