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Reform Movement Condemns Reprehensible Tel Aviv Bus Attack

Pelavin: "As always, we continue to pray for peace and security, in this land that has known so much war, and extend our thoughts and prayers, especially, to those injured in today's bus bombing"

NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 21, 2012 -- As Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, arrives in Israel as part of a solidarity mission during this time of crisis in the Middle East, today's bus bombing in Tel Aviv strains efforts to achieve a lasting resolution to the escalating violence. Mark J. Pelavin, Senior Adviser to the President issued the following statement in response to this terrible attack:

"Even as we welcome news of a cease-fire and pray for its success, we cannot find words strong enough to condemn today's bus bombing in Tel Aviv. It is a reprehensible and cowardly act; one designed to kill civilians in the course of their day to day activities. As always, we continue to pray for peace and security, in this land that has known so much war, and extend our thoughts and prayers, especially, to those injured in today's bus bombing. "

For more on the Reform Movement's efforts in the midst of this particular phase of the conflict, please continue to follow us for updates from Rabbi Jacobs from Israel, the Israeli Movement for Progressive Judaism and our partners in other Jewish organizations.

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