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James L. Jones Apologizes for Jewish Joke

By Nathan Guttman

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Apparently the criticism of National Security Advisor James L. Jones’ Jewish joke reached the White House.

On Monday General Jones issued a short statement clarifying his remarks and providing a written apology, provided to reporters by the White House press office:

I wish that I had not made this off the cuff joke at the top of my remarks, and I apologize to anyone who was offended by it. It also distracted from the larger message I carried that day: that the United States commitment to Israel’s security is sacrosanct.

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