SWC Reaction to Tel Aviv Shooting

June 8, 2016

“Today’s events in Tel Aviv confirm, once again, the fundamental truth that the real obstacle to peace in the Middle East remains Palestinian fanaticism and the impotence of their political leaders to confront the perpetrators rather than glorify them,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, SWC Dean and Founder.

Rabbi Cooper - currently in Israel – remarked, “The brutal reality of the cold blooded murder of civilians in the Jewish State belies the dangerous fantasies of the French-backed peace plan that could culminate in a UN Security Council resolution that would seek to impose 'peace' on Israel.”

The Simon Wiesenthal Center expresses its sorrow for the families who lost loved ones and pray for the recovery of the injured. We fully back all the efforts of the State of Israel to protect its citizens,” Rabbi Hier added.

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