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French ambassador to the USA suggests Jews are not ordinary citizens

A Freudian slip by Gérard Araud, French Ambassador to the United States of America, has prompted outrage after he distinguished between French Jews targeted by terrorists and “ordinary citizens”. In a letter to French citizens living in the US following the terrorist attacks in Paris, Araud wrote: “These are the foundations of our model of society that the terrorists seek to destroy: Yesterday journalists and Jews; now ordinary citizens whose only crime was to enjoy life on a Friday night in Paris.”

The letter prompted disgust on social media. Ron Agam, a French-born artist living in New York, posted his outrage on Facebook: “Tonight French people in the US received a letter from the French Ambassador about the events in Paris. To my surprise I learned that I — the Jew that I am — was not a regular French citizen, I was a Jew.”

Source: Algemeiner

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