Obama lights up social media by calling Paris kosher deli attack 'random'

February 11, 2015 08:10


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

WASHINGTON - Confusion abounded in Jewish and Israeli news and social media circles on Tuesday after the Obama administration may, or may not, have avoided characterizing the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris as anti-Semitic.

Questions first percolated after US President Barack Obama, in a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, mentioned that victims in the Paris market were shot "randomly."

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest responded by saying that the targets within the grocery store were "killed not being of who they were, but because of where they happened to be."

The response prompted some to question whether the administration believed the targeting of the shop itself was random.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 21, 2018
Afghan government considering new Eid ceasefire offer