Amy Schumer and Other Famous Jews Share Their Heartache After Nice Attack by the Forward

Amy Schumer and Other Famous Jews Share Their Heartache After Nice Attack

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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.

Amy Schumer
The Jewish comedienne tweeted a simple message.

Benjamin Netanyahu
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.”

Ivanka Trump

Calling it a “senseless tragedy,” the daughter of the presumptive Republican nominee shared this illustration and her heartache over the attacks.

Mayim Bialik

The “Big Bang” star simply wrote, “Terrorism again, still.”

Nice, France. 84 dead. Terrorism again, still.

A photo posted by mayim bialik (@missmayim) on

Jill Stein
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.

Paula Abdul
The singer-songwriter called the attack “horrifying.”

Simon Cowell
The “America’s Got Talent” judge, who has Jewish heritage on his father’s side, said he was “shocked” by news of the attack.

Abbi Jacobson
The “Broad City” actress shared the hashtag #PrayForNice on Twitter.

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Josefin Dolsten

Josefin Dolsten

Josefin Dolsten is a former news fellow at the Forward, writing about politics and culture, and editing the Sisterhood blog. She received an MA in Jewish Studies and Comparative Religion from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a BA in Government from Cornell University. Follow her on Twitter at @josefindolsten .

What Amy Schumer and 5 Other Famous Jews Are Saying About Nice Terror Attack

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