UAHC The Union of American Hebrew Congregations The Synagogue Arm of the Reform Movement
Statement by Rabbi Eric Yoffie President-Elect, Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC) and Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch Director, Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA) March 4, 1996
The Reform Jewish community is horrified to learn of yet another act of terror against the people of Israel, and offer our condolences to the families of those who were killed in the latest bombing in Tel Aviv. We join civilized people everywhere in expressing our abhorrence of terrorist attacks against innocent civilians.
Prime Minister Peres has declared a war against terrorism. On behalf of the Reform Movement, we pledge our full and complete support to the people of Israel as they wage this war.
We call upon the Congress of the United States to take immediate action on the Omnibus Antiterrorism bill.
We urge the Palestinian Authority to take immediate and decisive action to stop these terrorist outrages and to use all means at its disposal to bring to justice the perpetrators of these crimes and those groups and individuals who support them.
We also support the Government of Israel in its determination to move toward an appropriate political solution that will make possible an end to terror and lasting peace in the region.