Royal visit to the Middle East

French presidential candidate Segolene Royal is being heavily criticized for her “poorly prepared,” “useless for peace,” and “dangerous” tour of the Middle East. In an attempt to burnish her FP cred ahead of next year’s election, Royal recently met with Israeli, Palestinian, and Lebanese leaders during a visit to the Middle East. She is receiving ...

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French presidential candidate Segolene Royal is being heavily criticized for her "poorly prepared," "useless for peace," and "dangerous" tour of the Middle East. In an attempt to burnish her FP cred ahead of next year's election, Royal recently met with Israeli, Palestinian, and Lebanese leaders during a visit to the Middle East. She is receiving strong criticism in France, however, for failing to immediately react when a member of Hezbollah compared Israel's occupation of Lebanon to the Nazi occupation of France during WWII. While Royal claims to not have heard the comment, others attest that failure to react is more evidence of her inexperience. She did, however, get her requisite photo-ops.

French presidential candidate Segolene Royal is being heavily criticized for her “poorly prepared,” “useless for peace,” and “dangerous” tour of the Middle East. In an attempt to burnish her FP cred ahead of next year’s election, Royal recently met with Israeli, Palestinian, and Lebanese leaders during a visit to the Middle East. She is receiving strong criticism in France, however, for failing to immediately react when a member of Hezbollah compared Israel’s occupation of Lebanon to the Nazi occupation of France during WWII. While Royal claims to not have heard the comment, others attest that failure to react is more evidence of her inexperience. She did, however, get her requisite photo-ops.

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