White House: Turkey and Bangaladesh, Yes; Israel, No

Yisrael Medad,

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Yisrael Medad
I am a resident of Shiloh, with my wife and children, and now grandchildren, since 1981, having come on Aliyah in 1970. I have served in a volunteer capacity as a Yesha Council spokesperson, twice a member of Amana's secretariat, Benjamin Regional Council plenum member and mayor of Shiloh. I was a parliamentary aide for Geula Cohen and two other MKs, an advisor to a Minister, vice-chairman and executive director of Israel's Media Watch and was Information and Content Resource coordinator for the Begin Heritage Center. I am now Deputy Editor of the critical edition in anthology of Jabotinsky's writing in English.

Did the White House condemn the murder of an American citizen in a terrorist attack?

If you mean the killing of Hallel Yaffa Ariel in Qiryat Araba, then the answer is no.

If you mean a general condemnation of a terror attack in which an American was killed in Dakka, then yes:

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Terrorist Attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh
The United States condemns in the strongest terms the horrific terrorist attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh on July 1-2. We remain in contact with Bangladeshi authorities and have offered any assistance necessary. This heinous attack resulted in as many as 20 deaths, including an American citizen, Bangladeshi law enforcement personnel, and citizens of several other nations. Our deepest condolences go out to the families and loved ones of those killed, and we hope for a speedy recovery for those wounded. This is a despicable act of terrorism, and the United States stands with Bangladesh and the international community in our resolve to confront terrorism wherever it occurs.

And also in reference to the Turkey terror attack at Attaturk Airport.

Jews, perhaps, don't figure into the White House parameters of terror?

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