On Thursday, the top rabbi in France stated that he was personally pained when President Obama described the Islamist terror attack on a kosher market as just “randomly” blowing away Jews.
“It really hurts me to hear the president say that, because a random act would mean that the attackers weren’t going after Jewish people,” Rabbi Haim Korsia said at Manhattan’s Park East Synagogue.
“They could have been going after anyone. But these attacks were focused on Jewish people.’’
The White House clarified the remarks saying that although the attack was “motivated by antisemitism” the victims were not singled out by name.