In twist on Charlie Hebdo, French lawmakers tweet ‘Je suis Tel Aviv’



Former French prime minister Alain Juppe was among the first to tweet the slogan "Je suis Tel Aviv” in solidarity with the victims of the June 8 terror attack in Tel Aviv. Credit: Twitter.

( French lawmakers and others around the world are expressing their solidarity with Israel following Wednesday’s fatal terrorist shooting in Tel Aviv by using the term "Je suis Tel Aviv” in their social media posts. 

The slogan is a version of the "Je suis Charlie” ("I am Charlie") phrase used after the January 2015 Islamist shooting at the office of the Paris-based satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Among the first to tweet "Je suis Tel Aviv” was former French prime minister Alain Juppe, and others such as French lawmakers Jean-Francois Cope and Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet have followed suit.

"From Paris to Tel Aviv, from Brussels to Jerusalem, we are seeing the same terrorist attacks in the name of global jihad, which is waging a war against our civilization," said French-Jewish Member of Parliament Meyer Habib, Israel Hayom reported.

Posted on June 10, 2016 .