In a modern synagogue in the capitol on Tuesday, alongside members of Congress, Obama administration officials and hundreds of deeply troubled Jewish Americans, France’s ambassador to the United States apologized for his country’s conduct last week.
“We failed,” Ambassador Gérard Araud told the audience. “We have not done enough. It’s obvious.”
Araud, once France’s envoy to Israel, said he was “ashamed” at the prospect of his Jewish compatriots fleeing France out of fear, after the latest anti-Semitic attack in his homeland on Friday claimed the lives of four Jewish shoppers at a kosher supermarket.
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