On Friday, four hostages and four others were critically wounded as a result of a hostage standoff in a kosher supermarket in eastern Paris on Friday. When it was known that a kosher supermarket was being attacked, a hashtag expressing solidarity with French Jews began trending on Twitter.The hashtag, #JeSuisJuif (I am Jewish), was moddled after the #JeSuisCharlie (I am Charlie) hashtag, being used in solidarity for the 12 journalists killed in an attack on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday.At the time of the writing of this article, according to topsy.com the hashtag has been used 19,024.
Though I am not Jewish, I will still show support #JeSuisJuif— Sharisse Zeroonian (@SharisseNaomiZ) January 10, 2015
We must stand by French Jews as we stood by French cartoonists and police #JeSuisJuif— Mark Ferguson (@Markfergusonuk) January 9, 2015
Some used the hashtag to express their anger over the danger Jews still face in Europe today.I am a Muslim but #JeSuisJuif as I stand with the oppressed in the face of being targetted for murder. I call upon Muslims to do the same!— Farouk A Peru (@farouk_a_peru) January 9, 2015
Other Jews used the hashtag to express their unease about the quality of international solidarity with Jews.Here's to my great great grandparents who left Europe for America so I could say things like #JeSuisJuif and not get killed for it.— Rachel Figueroa (@Jewyorican) January 9, 2015
Yesterday the world said #JeSuisCharlie. Today, will the world say #JeSuisJuif? pic.twitter.com/1trH8EzvFF— Andrew Getraer (@AndrewGetraer) January 9, 2015
The #JeSuisJuif hashatg is similar to the #JeSuisAhmed hashtag, the latter made in solidarity with Ahmed Merabet, a 40-year-old police officer who was killed by the terrorists during their attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.If you tweeted #JeSuisCharlie but won't tweet #JeSuisJuif today, I think we can all figure out the reason. pic.twitter.com/eVtOYbvlrP— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 9, 2015