|French citizens in Israel voting at the French consulate in Tel Aviv|
during the first round of a presidential election, April 22, 2012.
Families lounging under parasols at cafe tables chat in French and enjoy a sunny afternoon, Nearby, the Mediterranean waves lap up against tranquil beaches.
But in the local language, Independence Square is called not La Place de L’Indépendance but Kikar Ha’atzmaut. And this scene takes place not in Nice or Cannes but in Netanya, a coastal Israeli city about halfway between Haifa and Tel Aviv.
The scene is not unique. -- Ben Sales, JTA
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