Thursday, October 4, 2012

As French community grows in Israel, baguettes join pita

French citizens in Israel voting at the French consulate in Tel Aviv
during the first round of a presidential election, April 22, 2012.
(Gideon Markowicz/FLASH90)
On a street off Independence Square, storefronts advertise "La Creperie Galette,” “Nouvel’hair” and “Agence Immobiliere.”

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’Ind├ępendance 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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