Nicholas Sarkozy has spoken passionately about the importance of French Jews feeling comfortable to practise their faith in public as he was honoured for protecting the country’s community at a dinner in central London tonight.
He said: “We do not want French Jews to leave France because they are afraid. We want them to be comfortable to wear a kippah. We must stand up to protect our Jewish communities. It is impossible not to. We did not fight the Nazis to force the Jews to run to Israel 70 years later.”