Jewish celebrities and politicians took to social media to express their sadness at a terror attack in Nice late Thursday attack that left 84 people dead.
The attacker drove a truck into a crowd watching fireworks in honor of the French national holiday Bastille Day.
Among the dead are two American citizens.
The Jewish comedienne tweeted a simple message.
Enough #PrayForNice— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) July 14, 2016
In a letter to French President Francois Hollande, the Israeli prime minister offered his condolences for the attack and said “Israel is your close partner in the fight against Islamic terrorism.”
Prime Minister Netanyahu sent a letter of condolences to French President @fhollande in wake of the #NiceAttack. pic.twitter.com/32kutNou1x— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) July 15, 2016
Calling it a “senseless tragedy,” the daughter of the presumptive Republican nominee shared this illustration and her heartache over the attacks.
The “Big Bang” star simply wrote, “Terrorism again, still.”
The Green Party presidential candidate argued in a series of tweets against a military response against ISIS in light of the Nice attack, saying a weapons embargo and diplomacy were favorable.
The M.O. of ISIS is to pit humanity against itself - to bankrupt us morally, financially, & spiritually. We must resist this. #NiceAttack— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) July 15, 2016
The singer-songwriter called the attack “horrifying.”
I’m deeply grieved for the people of France. This attack is horrifying. I #PrayForNice & for ALL affected by this unimaginable violence.— Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul) July 15, 2016
The “America’s Got Talent” judge, who has Jewish heritage on his father’s side, said he was “shocked” by news of the attack.
Just heard the terrible news from Nice. I am shocked. My thoughts and prayers to all affected.— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) July 14, 2016
The “Broad City” actress shared the hashtag #PrayForNice on Twitter.
#PrayForNice— Abbi Jacobson (@abbijacobson) July 14, 2016
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Mariah Carey’s vision of love led her and new billionaire boyfriend James Packer to Israel last week, along with her twins, Monroe and Moroccan.
And then a hero came along! Benjamin Netanyahu invited Packer and Carey to dinner at his home in Jerusalem. Even Sara Netanyahu gave the dinner her all (I mean, look at that bejeweled dress collar!). According to Bibi’s Facebook page, the dinner was filled with emotions as they discussed Israel’s mandatory draft and Netanyahu’s two boys.
Here’s what Bibi posted on his Facebook page:
Ruth Bader, Diane von Furstenberg, Benjamin Netanyahu and Jill Soloway
What do Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Benjamin Netanyahu, Jill Soloway and Ina Garten have in common? They’re all in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list. And they’re all Jewish.
The tribe made quite a showing this year, with 16 spots in various categories.
Our favorite and most notorious Supreme Court justice was praised by colleague and frenemy Antonin Scalia, who wrote: “I can attest that her opinions are always thoroughly considered, always carefully crafted and almost always correct (which is to say we sometimes disagree). That much is apparent for all to see.
Ehud Barack waxed poetic about Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “I knew Bibi, decades ago, as a soldier and young officer under my command facing real fire. He was determined, effective and focused. Character does not change. Chickensh-t he is not.”
Ewan McGregor, who was apparently just as obsessed with “Serial” as you were, wrote this about its host: “Sarah Koenig talked to me in the bath, in the kitchen and in the subway, and although I knew there were plenty of others listening—the series has been downloaded more than 80 million times—she had an uncanny knack for making me feel like she was talking just to me.”
Jewish funnygirl Amy Schumer received a poetic tribute from actress Tilda Swinton, who wrote:
Amy’s got your back.
She’s in your corner.
She’s an honesty bomb.
And she’s coming for you.
Also on the list: Diane von Furstenberg, described by Jessica Alba as someone who used fashion to “transform our reality;” “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway; Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen; “Good Wife” actress Julianna Margulies; “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels; Reid Hoffman; chef Danny Meyer; Air BnB founder Brian Chesky; U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power; NBA commissioner Adam Silver; Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger; and, of course, Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa.
Want to know what Benjamin Netanyahu really wants to say? Jesse Lempel offers an unvarnished version of the Israeli premier’s message to American Jews
To My Friends in the U.S.,
After receiving my congratulatory phone call and delightful shmooze with my close friend President Obama, I have chosen to reach out to you on the pages of my beloved Jewish Daily Forward.
Now let me cut to the real talk.
Some of my critics have cited my “outright rejection of a Palestinian state” and “racist rant against Israeli Arab voters” as evidence that I don’t deserve to represent Israel. What nonsense.
Yes, I said that there won’t be a Palestinian state under my watch and I warned Israeli voters that Arabs were being bussed to the voting booths by leftists. So what? I live in reality, and the reality of the Middle East is far different from Europe or America.
I look around and see an inherently unstable Middle East, with states disintegrating one by one and radical Islam on a rampage. So why should we believe a Palestinian state would be different?
(JTA) — Sarah Palin has not one but two posts on her Facebook page congratulating Benjamin Netanyahu on his reelection. Maybe two makes up for none from President Barack Obama.
In each post Palin says Americans in the heartland “will sleep better knowing Bibi remains the voice of reason and strength in the beautiful nation of Israel.”
Bibi elicits a lot of reactions in Israel and abroad. Sleep, though, has to be a new one.
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