July 18, 2012, New York -- In response to today's horrific bombing of a bus carrying Israeli tourists at the Sarafovo Airport in Burgas, Bulgaria, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims of this despicable act. We hope those responsible for this heinous crime, which targeted innocent civilians including children, will be brought to justice.
Today marks the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attack carried out by Iranian agents on the AMIA Jewish Center in Buenos Aires, that left 85 people dead. It's a powerful reminder, as if one were needed, of the violent reality Israel and her citizens face every day. Today our tears mix with those of Israelis, Jews around the world and all who cherish peace.