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State Department Won’t Acknowledge Jews Targeted in Paris Attack

Updated February 11 at 11:00 am

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki today refused to say that terrorists who attacked a Jewish deli in Paris, killing four people, were targeting Jews, saying it was a matter for the French government to decide.

“There were not all victims of one background or one nationality,” Psaki said.

Actually, they were all Jewish.

Asked if, aside from the individuals, the deli was targeted because it was Jewish, Psaki said, “I don’t think we’re going to speak on behalf of French authorities and what they believe was the situation.”

Earlier, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest sought to defend Obama’s characterization of the attacks as “random,” saying Obama was referring to the happenstance that the individuals killed were present in the store. Earnest seemed to try to diminish the anti-Semitism involved, commenting that others in the store were not Jewish, although Earnest did ultimately acknowledge that the deli was targeted because it was a Jewish deli.

UPDATE: Earnest and Psaki later tweeted: “Our view has not changed. Terror attack at Paris Kosher market was motivated by anti-Semitism. POTUS didn’t intend to suggest otherwise.”

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34 Responses to State Department Won’t Acknowledge Jews Targeted in Paris Attack

  1. I cannot listen still. However I can just look at that hand to understand the flip comment, as well as unfair comment that was made. I cannot speak for Jewish people, however I think it is unfair to them, for this to be generalized in such a way.

  2. Sad when the State Department can’t figure out this very obvious fact. I think we need some new people. Some people with some brains.

    • Oh, they’ve figured it out alright. The State Department and the WH are perfectly aware this was an attack on Jews. They know it, and are desperate to minimize the issue, to make the killings seem random, to make sure we don’t blame jihadist types on the murders. That’s how evil this Obama White House is.

  3. I’m almost at a tipping point where listening to WH spokespersons is bad for my health. Can you imagine what this must do to the stomach lining of these people as well? I mean, really, do you really believe what you are saying, or deep down, are you thinking, Good Lord, get me outta here!
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  4. But will the Jewish American voter STILL pull the handle for the Democrat? What does it take to realize that the Dems are not defenders of the Jewish state or Jewish faith.

    And I’m Catholic.
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    • Well! I guess that makes YOU one of those evil Crusaders who are just as bad as misguided, justifiably angry Muslims who cut off heads and burn people alive!! But probably not!!!!

      • I am watching the Five, boy were they pissed about this issue.
        Keeps getting worse at an alarming rate!
        He owes Europe jews, all jews an apology.
        Terror Dinialist.
        Not a White House, but an out house.
        Bob even made comment about the grocery comment.

  5. Rabbi Benjamin Bleck just said Iran is laughing at us. If BiBi made a mistake, so be it. If you knock on your friends door for help, in need. Your friend does not tell you, you did not knock first. All those who share value with Isreal, feel betrayed. Years ago. I hope I spelled his last name correctly. I was writing real fast. He was just on Cavuto, his video (comments) are worth seeing!

  6. I guarantee you if some white guy shoots up a BBQ joint in Ferguson , Mo it won’t be no ‘ random ‘ thing done on some random ‘ folks ‘ .