The French Foreign Ministry has taken umbrage at the notion that Israel claims sole proprietorship over its capital city, Jerusalem. Never mind that those who wish to share Jerusalem with the Israelis (a) deny that Israel even exists and (b) would like to see all of Israel’s Jewish citizens dead.
You know, if we’re going to go around sharing capitals, I think Paris is far too insular, insofar as it considers itself merely the capital of France. As someone who, despite Sarkozy, has trouble warming up to France, I think I’m fairly similarly situated to the Muslims who have, shall we say, trouble warming up to Israel. I think, therefore, that Paris should be my capital too. And since it will be my capital, I should have all of the rights of the French citizens who currently lay claim to that City.
I can see it now. Because there are more of us Americans who dislike France, than there are Frenchmen in total, when elections come around regarding Paris, we win. I can just see Paris in a few years under this regime: Those rude, condescending, supercilious French people, and those hostile, antisemitic, misogynistic North African Muslims will have been cordoned off in a small French section (possibly one of the infamous banlieus). The rest of Paris will be ours. We’ll have a McDonald’s on every level of the Eiffel Tower; Hillary’s hippie museum can take up a wing (or maybe two) in the Louvre; there’ll be power boat races on the Seine; the dollar will be the accepted currency; and police officers will be helpful and polite.
Oh, and if the French are right about Jerusalem, I can see that too: Lots of filth and dead Jews. End of story.