PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are honoring the victims of a mass deportation of French Jews to Nazi camps 75 years ago.
French Jewish leaders are giving speeches at an emotional rite on the Vel d’Hiv stadium out of doors Paris, where French police rounded up some 13,000 other folks on July 16-17, 1942, sooner than they were sent on to camps. Fewer than 100 survived.
Professional-Palestinian and other activists protested Netanyahu’s look, criticizing Jewish settlement coverage and the blockade of Gaza.
Macron called it a “herbal gesture” to ask Netanyahu however insisted in an interview Sunday within the Journal du dimanche newspaper he’s “now not looking to confuse the subject of the commemoration and Franco-Israeli relations.”
Macron is conserving separate talks with Netanyahu later Sunday.