Saturday, March 03, 2007

Remnants of Collaboration

About 1,000 apartment buildings in Nice, France have no Jews allowed clauses in their rental requirements.

PARIS – A municipal regulation in the southern French city of Nice requires apartment renters "to have a French citizenship and not to be Jewish."

According to the Nice Matin newspaper, the regulations were formulated in the days France collaborated with the Nazis during World War II.

The newspaper found out that such a clause appears in the regulations of about 1,000 apartment buildings in the Mediterranean city, and therefore remains valid to this day.
These remiders of the past have disgraced the French. It ruins their self image no doubt. Not enough to change their foreign policy of favoring the Arabs over Israel. Just enough to get the laws changed and try to bury the past, however. In any case, better late than never.

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