Forum de l’Europe: an Englishwoman in Paris

Last weekend, I was once again privileged to speak and perform in Paris on the occasion of the Vème Forum de l’Europe, organised by Jeune Nation and Yvan Benedetti of Parti Nationaliste Français (PNF), and to participate the following day in the traditional parade and banquet in honour of the patron saint of France, St. Joan of Arc.

190513 forum de la nation

Above: European speakers on the podium. From left to right: Pierre-Marie Bonneau (PNF), Sorin Olariu (Fondation Ogoranu, Romania), Hervé van Laethem (Nation, Belgium), Alison Chabloz and Yvan Benedetti (PNF). Photo © Jeune Nation.

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Pianist Stéphane Blet and the French Yellow Vests

Stéphane Blet is a French classical pianist and composer living in Turkey. In 2005, he was awarded the prestigious title of Knight of the Order of Arts and Literature by Jacques Chirac. A longtime supporter of Palestinian rights, Blet suddenly found himself a target of the Israel lobby in 2017 when he was prosecuted by the notorious pro-Israel League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism (LICRA) – a government-funded NGO that fulfils a similar role in France as do Hope Not Hate and Campaign Against Anti-Semitism in Britain.

Having emigrated to Istanbul to avoid further bullying from what he describes as the Jewish Mafia (see below death threats sent to Blet by members of this same mafia), Blet continues to be politically active and is now subject to further prosecution by another French-Israeli NGO, the National Bureau for Vigilence Against Anti-Semitism (NBVCA), for his videos in support of the French Yellow Vest movement.

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