Jewish World Review Feb. 20, 2003 / 18 Adar I, 5763
French President changes name to 'Chiraq'
In an apparent show of solidarity with the Republic of Iraq, French President Jacques Chirac has officially changed his last name to Chiraq.
A presidential spokesman said it was a humanitarian move designed to show empathy with France's ally.
However, political opponents charged that the name change is actually part of a multi-billion dollar sponsorship deal between the two nations.
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