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PRESS RELEASE

 Solidarity with Israel in Face of Missile Aggression

Expressed by Consortium of Jewish Organizations

Led by United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Shira Dicker

(917.403.3989

shira.dicker@sd-media.com

October 28, 2012 (New York, NY) – In the aftermath of relentless rocket aggression from Gaza against Israeli citizens in the country's south -- striking individuals, homes, schools and places of business -- The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism voiced its strong condemnation of those who dare to attack innocent civilians in the Jewish homeland, and anywhere in the world. 

In this action, the USCJ is joined by the Cantors Assembly; the Jewish Educators Assembly; the Rabbinical Assembly; MERCAZ USA; Masorti Olami; the Federation of Jewish Mens Clubs; and Women’s League for Conservative Judaism.

It is bitterly ironic that the missile strikes from Gaza occurred two weeks after American church groups wrote a letter to the U.S. Congress calling for an investigation of American aid to the Israeli military. Let the world take note that these so-called guardians of Human Rights were silent in the face of last week's missile barrage against Israel. No letters were written, no voices raised in protest. This silence is a deafening indication of the double standard all-too-often applied to Israel, a moral blind spot that preaches compassion to humankind...unless the humans in question are Jews.

At this moment and always, the USCJ and its like-minded friends, asserts its solidarity with the citizens of the State of Israel who deserve to live free of fear and danger, stating, “We rebuke those in the international community who infer that the State of Israel does not have the right to protect its populace. As communities in Israel's southern cities struggle to resume the rhythms of normal life -- knowing themselves to be targeted by Israel's enemies -- let us pray for peace in the region and throughout the world.”

Rabbi Steven Wernick, CEO

The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

Richard Skolnik, International President

The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

 

For further information about this statement or to arrange an interview with Rabbi Wernick either in New York or in Israel, please contact Shira Dicker at 917.403.3989 or shira.dicker@sd-media.com.

 
 
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