Saturday, October 22, 2011

18-Oct-11: Le Figaro interviews Arnold Roth about the release of murderers

Le Figaro's Adrian Jaulmes interviewed Arnold Roth in his Jerusalem home. Brief excerpt:
«Les victimes du terrorisme embarrassent nos sociétés modernes, explique posément Arnold Roth. Nous sommes bien sûr, comme tout le monde, heureux que Gilad Shalit retrouve les siens. Mais on oublie que sa libération n'est qu'une petite partie d'une histoire beaucoup plus vaste, dans laquelle on oublie les victimes. Nous avons l'impression d'être pris pour des idiots.»
The entire interview - in French - under the title "Israël: des familles de victimes d'attentats s'estiment oubliées" is here on the Le Figaro site. In unofficial translation, Roth is quoted saying: "We are neither hysterical nor political activists, but are simply very opposed to this proposed release on principle."

Le Figaro is a French daily newspaper founded in 1826 and published in Paris. It is one of three French newspapers of record, with Le Monde and Libération, and is the oldest newspaper in France. It is also the second-largest national newspaper in France after Le Parisien and before Le Monde.

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