Washington, D.C., Wednesday, March 9, 2016 – In the wake of yesterday’s terror attacks in Israel, the JCPA issued the following statement:
The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) condemns yesterday’s terror attacks in Israel. Three different attacks in the span of a few hours, including a grisly stabbing spree in Jaffa, left one dead and a dozen wounded. Our sympathies go out to all the victims, and we send our condolences to the family of the American victim, Taylor Force, who died as a result of his wounds.
We also thank Vice President Joe Biden, who was in Israel yesterday, for his support for the Jewish state as it has confronted the wave of terror attacks over the last six months. Noting that his family was dining in Jaffa as the attacks were carried out, he also stressed, “Let me say in no uncertain terms: The United States of America condemns these acts and condemns the failure to condemn these acts. This cannot become an accepted modus operandi.”
“We call upon Arab leaders to condemn these attacks in no uncertain terms,” said David Bernstein, President and CEO of the JCPA. “Such attacks not only hurt Israel and Israelis, they damage long-term prospects for peace and regional stability. They must stop.”
JCPA, the public affairs arm of the organized Jewish community, serves as the national coordinating and advisory body for the 16 national and 125 local agencies comprising the field of Jewish community relations.