A plaque honoring French Nazi collaborator Philippe Petain in New York has been removed by order of the city's Mayor Bill de Blasio. Pétain was a hero French general in World War One, but then became a Nazi collaborator.
‘’When Neo-Nazis march in Charlottesville and scream slogans against Jews and in support of white supremacy, the condemnation has to be unambiguous. There aren’t two sides,’’ said Yair Lapid, leader of Yesh Atid party, in response to US President Donald Trump’s Trump statements that “there's blame on both sides” for Saturday night’s demonstration in Charlottesville.
“I am deeply concerned by the expressions of anti-Semitism and other forms of racism and hatred exhibited at the neo-Nazi rally this past weekend in Charlottesville,’’ stated Natan Sharansky, Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel.