Reminds me of 'Catcher ib the Rye' and John Lennon assassination......During the 1967 '3 day war' France was the suppier of all war planes used by Isra-hell.
French fighter jets made up the backbone of Israel's airforce on the eve of the Six ...Charles de Gaulle's election in 1958 to the Presidency of France had begun a ... withFrance, an irritated Couve de Murville replied that "General de Gaulle ...
www.wrmea.org/.../de-gaulle-...27, 1967, when President Charles de Gaulle of France publicly described ... by two of the world's great elder statesmen, David Ben-Gurion and De Gaulle.2.
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
The Day of the Jackal - Frederick Forsyth
The OAS (Organisation de l’Armee Secrete) were a group of extremists who came together in 1961 to oppose the French President - Charles De Gaulle’s policy of granting independence to Algeria, as a means to end the Algerian war. The majority of OAS membership constituted Algerian settlers of French origin, who considered Algeria to be sovereign French territory. They intended to keep Algeria under French control by assassinating De Gaulle......
With tension rising in the Middle East in 1967, de Gaulle on 2 June declared an arms embargo against Israel, just three days before the outbreak of the Six-Day War. This, however, did not affect spare parts for the French military hardware with which the Israeli armed forces were equipped.
This was an abrupt change in policy. In 1956 France, Britain and Israel had cooperated in an elaborate effort to retake the Suez Canal from Egypt. Israel's air force operated French Mirage and Mystère jets in the Six-Day War, and its navy was building its new missile boats in Cherbourg. Though paid for, their transfer to Israel was now blocked by de Gaulle's government. But they were smuggled out in an operation that drew further denunciations from the French government. The last boats took to the sea in December 1969, directly after a major deal between France and now-independent Algeria exchanging French armaments for Algerian oil.
Under de Gaulle, following the independence of Algeria, France embarked on foreign policy more favorable to the Arab side. President de Gaulle's position in 1967 at the time of the Six Day War played a part in France's new-found popularity in the Arab world. Israel turned towards the United States for arms, and toward its own industry.
In a televised news conference on 27 November 1967, de Gaulle described the Jewish people as "this elite people, sure of themselves and domineering". In his letter to David Ben-Gurion dated 9 January 1968, he explained that he was convinced that Israel had ignored his warnings and overstepped the bounds of moderation by taking possession of Jerusalem, and so much Jordanian, Egyptian, and Syrian territory by force of arms. He felt Israel had exercised repression and expulsions during the occupation and that it amounted to annexation. He said that provided Israel withdrew its forces, it appeared that it might be possible to reach a solution through the UN framework which could include assurances of a dignified and fair future for refugees and minorities in the Middle East, recognition from Israel's neighbours, and freedom of navigation through the Gulf of Aqaba and the Suez Canal.....................................................