Daily Israel Report

'Danny the Red' in Ramallah

Danny Cohn-Bendit, who led extreme leftist riots in Paris in 1968, in PA to identify with its unilateral bid for independence.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 9/22/2011, 6:22 PM

Ramallah
Ramallah
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Former student revolutionary Danny Cohn-Bendit, aka "Danny the Red," visited Ramallah Thursday together with what was termed "a delegation of French Jews," in a show of support for the bid by the Palestinian Authority (PA) for a unilateral declaration of statehood. 

Cohn-Bendit, who led the ultra leftist Paris student riots in 1968, joined the Green Party in the 1980s and is now its European co-president.

In Ramallah, Cohn-Bendit and the other "French Jews" met in the Muqata compound with the PA's former "ambassador" to Germany, Abdullah Afranji, whom he is said to know from the revolutionary days in Paris.

Cohn-Benedit is a Jew himself and a founder of Jcall, a group of leftist Jews who oppose the right of Israeli Jews to build their homes in Judea and Samaria. Last year, the group initiated a petition against Jews' right to live in these places