The Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation in Efrat strongly condemns the recent attacks on a Jewish-Arab school and a Christian monastery in Jerusalem. These attacks are contrary to Jewish ethics, Zionism and Jewish Law (halakhah), and the CJCUC calls on the Israeli government to swiftly apprehend and prosecute the attackers.
For Israel is to remain a strong Jewish and democratic country, these attacks born only out of bigotry and extremism must be stopped. We call on Jews everywhere—both religious and non-religious—to fight extremism and hatred, which desecrate God’s Holy Name.
The God of Israel is the God of life and love, not a God of violence and hatred.
Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, Chancellor CJCUC
David Nekrutman, Executive Director, CJCUC
Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn, North American Director, CJCUC