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Reform Jewish Movement Condemns Today’s Suicide Bombing in Tel Aviv
In response to today’s terror attack in Tel Aviv, which claimed the lives of three Israelis and injured scores of other individuals, Mark J. Pelavin, Associate Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement noting, "As Israel’s leaders make difficult decisions along the path to peace, we call on Palestinian leaders to express their clear and unequivocal opposition to violence."

Pelavin: As Israel’s leaders make difficult decisions along the path to peace, we call on Palestinian leaders to express their clear and unequivocal opposition to violence.

 

Washington, November 1, 2004 - In response to today’s terror attack in Tel Aviv, which claimed the lives of three Israelis and injured scores of other individuals, Mark J. Pelavin, Associate Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

 

Today’s suicide bombing in a Tel Aviv market is yet another reminder (as if one were necessary) of the daily terror with which Israelis continue to live.  Our thoughts are with the victims and their families, as we mourn those who had their lives taken from them, and pray for the full recovery of the injured.  No words can adequately express the sadness and outrage felt by Reform Jews, and all those around the world, who believe in and support efforts to achieve an end to the violence that has plagued Israel for more than four years.  We strongly condemn this terror attack.  

 

As Israel continues to take steps toward peace, we call on all those in the Palestinian community who share a commitment to peace to reject the efforts of those who use violence as a negotiating tool.  Even as we welcome the statements of Chairman Arafat and Minister Erekat condemning this most recent attack, we urge the entire Palestinian leadership to be aggressive in rooting out terrorist networks, which are not only a threat to Israelis (as we saw again today) but also to those Palestinians who wish to live in peace with Israel.

 

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The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism is the Washington office of the Union for Reform Judaism, whose more than 900 congregations across North America encompass 1.5 million Reform Jews, and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, whose membership includes more than 1800 Reform rabbis.



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