JFNA Statement on Recent Violence in Israel
October 13, 2015
As violence continues to escalate in Israel, The Jewish Federations of North America remain deeply dismayed. We pray that calm will be restored as quickly as possible.
“We are stunned and deeply troubled by the recent terrorist attacks in Israel which have continued to escalate since an innocent Israeli couple was barbarically shot to death in their car in front of their four children. We remain horrified by these acts of terror and our thoughts and prayers are with these victims and their families,” said Michael Siegal, Chair of the Board of The Jewish Federations of North America. “With each of these murders an entire family is shattered and will never be the same. Our hearts ache for their loss as we hope for this violence to end.”
“We continue to mourn for those who have been murdered and pray for their families, and we wish for a full and speedy recovery to all of those who have been injured. No family should have to endure such pain and suffering,” said Jerry Silverman, President and CEO of The Jewish Federations of North America. “There is no possible justification for these senseless attacks and we continue to stand in solidarity with the State of Israel.”