WUPJ Response to Tel Aviv Murders
The World Union for Progressive Judaism representing over 1.8 million Jews worldwide strongly condemns the senseless attack on the Gay and Lesbian community in Tel Aviv. This mindless act of violence that has resulted in death and serious injury was an attack against all decent people in Israeli society.
It is particularly painful as Israel has been a beacon throughout the world in providing a degree of equality and tolerance for members of the gay and lesbian community. The WUPJ supports the Prime Minister and President of Israel in their condemnation and calls on all political and religious leaders to express their revulsion by this attack against innocent young people.
The WUPJ and its affiliates stand strongly with the Gay and Lesbian community of Israel and together with our Israel affiliate, the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism, offer our condolences and sorrow to those who have lost a loved one.
Philip Bliss Dr. ( WUPJ Vice Chair Advocacy) Copyright © 2008 THE WORLD UNION FOR PROGRESSIVE JUDAISM