JCRC statement on the November 18 attack in Jerusalem

Over the past month, the Israeli people have faced heinous terrorism on a near daily basis: pedestrians intentionally run over by vehicles, stabbings, shootings, and ax attacks. This campaign of terror has resulted in the murder of men, women, and children on their way to work and school and at prayer. Tuesday saw four rabbis in the midst of their morning prayers murdered and mutilated by Palestinian terrorists armed with a gun and an ax. Many of the victims have been American citizens, and the FBI has launched an investigation into Tuesday's synagogue massacre.

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati expresses its outrage and grief over the brutal murder of innocents, targeted solely on the basis of their religion. We mourn with the families of the victims and pray for the recovery of the injured. Terrorism does not occur in a bubble; the spate of recent “lone wolf” attacks that have occurred in New York City, Ottawa, Montreal and Paris are the product of ongoing incitement against the global Jewish community and the Western world. We urge Cincinnati’s faith and civic leaders to speak out against the ongoing terror campaign against the Israeli people. These attacks must not be met with silence.


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