US Shuns Anti-Terrorism Rally In Paris

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Contributing Correspondent

Tony Miller

The [anti-terrorism Unity Rally] in Paris drew more than a million people and world leaders from Israel to England to Germany on Sunday [January 11, 2015] — but not one major US official.

“Paris is the capital of the world today,” French President François Hollande declared as even the Israeli prime minister and Palestinian president joined a chain of leaders linking arms in a historic display of unity at the head of the march.

US Attorney General Eric Holder, already in Paris for anti-terrorism talks, was supposed to attend but was a no-show at the massive unity rally in Paris on Sunday.

Meanwhile, President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry were nowhere to be seen.

World Leaders at Paris Rally

From left, Benjamin Netanyahu, Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, French President Francois Hollande, Angela Merkel, and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk. 1

Holder, In Paris, Skips Unity Rally

Attorney General Eric Holder was also in Paris, attending a security summit on combating terrorism. He recorded interviews that appeared on several U.S. news outlets Sunday, but was not spotted at the unity march. No one from the administration would speak on record about the U.S. representation at the march.2