The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the JCRC of Greater Washington condemn today’s deadly terror shooting attack in Israel—the most recent in a spate of vile attacks by those opposed to peace—and we are heartbroken by the loss of at least five Israeli lives. The continued incitement of violence has no justification, and we call upon all peace-loving individuals to join us in its condemnation.
The forces of extremism and violence will never silence the forces of reconciliation and peace, as evidenced by this week’s historic meeting in Israel with foreign ministers from four Arab nations and U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken. We stand fervently with Israel in the face of terror, pray for the speedy recovery of the injured, and extend our deepest condolences to the victims’ loved ones. May the memories of those killed be for a blessing.