SHJ Denounces Terrorist Attack on Synagogue in Jerusalem
Farmington Hills, MI, November 18, 2014 – The Society for Humanistic Judaism joins with leaders around the world in condemning the terrorist attack on a Jerusalem synagogue this morning. Two Palestinians, armed with guns, knives, and axes, stormed the B’nei Torah Kehillat Yaakov synagogue in western Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighborhood, killing four worshipers, three Americans and a British citizen, along with one policeman, who succumbed to his injuries. The two attackers were killed by police in the aftermath of the attack.
Quoting U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shapiro, SHJ executive director Bonnie Cousens said, “Today’s vicious terrorist attack . . . represents a barbaric new low in the sad and outrageous history of such attacks.’’ Cousens continued, “The Society encourages both Israelis and Palestinians to seek a solution that will bring peace with justice to the entire region. We offer our condolences to the families and friends of the four men slaughtered in this attack. Our thoughts are with all those wounded and their families. We wish them a speedy and complete recovery.”