About the attack in Nice, France

The day after the attack, I saw tweets blaming Jews for it. I saw tweets blaming Israel for it. After voicing my response to no one but myself,

No, Mr Israel-hater. The fact that Israel hasn’t had an attack on that scale is not an indication that Israel caused the Nice attack. Firstly, Israel has more attacks than you know about because the so-called impartial media chooses not to mention them. And secondly, Israel has better security in place than France. The terrorists would love to damage Israel in that way.

I tried to ignore those.

I saw Theresa May, the brand new UK Prime Minister said she was “shocked and concerned” about the attack. Someone suggested “concerned” was too woolly a word and that others would think even “horrified” was not strong enough. I agreed with that and also wondered about the word “shocked.” It carries with it a sense of surprise and, unfortunately, I don’t feel at all surprised. France has suffered a number of horrific, devastating attacks and there’s no reason why these attacks won’t continue. Nothing has changed that might facilitate an end to the trend.

But I do feel extremely sorry that this has happened yet again. I feel sorry for the families of the dead, for the injured and for all peaceful citizens of France and of the world.


Terrorism is an enormous problem everywhere. There are ways of trying to curb it. Doing nothing isn’t one of them.

By Miriam Drori

Author, editor, attempter of this thing called life. Social anxiety warrior. Cultivating a Fuji, edition 3, a poignant, humorous and uplifting tale, published with Ocelot Press, January 2023.

6 replies on “About the attack in Nice, France”

Well written, Miriam. It’s truly dreadful thinking that one man can do this to anyone. Pointing fingers helps no one. It will take many cool heads and much reflective thinking begin to understand why this continues to happen, and to bring people together in a spirit of understanding. We share a beautiful world, and but look after each other.

I was saddened and my heart hurt for those suffering loss and injury from this attack…but not shock or surprise. What I AM surprised about is the attempt to blame Isreal for the attack.


I won’t get on any soapbox or rant, just say that really makes no sense to me.

Suffice it to say, what happened in Nice was not okay. None of the violent acts committed accomplish growth or progress. It’s terrible any of them occur at all.

I don’t think the people who blame Israel believe what they say. But they’ll use any excuse. As for everything else you wrote… yes.

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