What’s “ironic” in French?

I know this is a couple of days old, but I’m playing catch-up.

Here’s the SteevAK-version:

Sharon: “French Jews should come to Israel to escape increasingly virulent anti-semitism.”
Chirac: “You think we’re anti-semitic? Well, you can stay out of our country!”

Yeah, that sure will prove to him that you’re not anti-semitic . . .

Of course, Sharon didn’t offer really good advice anyway: “Leave France where Jews face random acts of harrassment, and come to Israel where Jews get blown up.” What?

3 thoughts on “What’s “ironic” in French?”

  1. Still, in Israel Jews don’t have to worry that the French will be able to ship them off to concentration camps as they were so eager to do in order to oblige the Germans in WWII. And in Israel they can arm themselves for self-defense, unlike in France.

  2. I’m still not convinced that it’s a good idea. I look at it this way: if I had a family that I had to support, there’s no way in heck I would move them to Israel unless I felt it was my God-given duty. The idea that a daughter of mine could be disintegrated on any given day by a suicide bomber is not something I’d want to live with as a father.

  3. It also probably depends on how devout a Jew one is. How many devout Jews would pass up an opportunity to live in the Promised Land?

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