Central Conference of American Rabbis Condemns Terror Attack in Jerusalem

Monday, January 9, 2017 

The Central Conference of American Rabbis mourns the loss of innocent life Sunday morning in Jerusalem, when a Palestinian terrorist murdered four young Israeli soldiers participating in an educational tour, not on combat duty, and wounded many others.

The young soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces are the daughters and sons of families of every walk of Israeli life, unifying the nation as they dedicate their young adulthood to the defense of their country.  We extend our deepest sympathies to the families, friends and communities who must now bury their loved ones.

Terrorism wrought by Palestinians extremists does not serve the Palestinian people or their legitimate national aspirations. Instead, these acts stand in the way of a negotiated settlement, which is the only sure path to peace and security for both Israel and the Palestinians.

Rabbi Denise L. Eger                         Rabbi Steven A. Fox
President                                          Chief Executive

Central Conference of American Rabbis