NCJW Condemns Bombing in Bulgaria, Extends Sympathy to Victims
July 18, 2012, Washington, DC — The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) today condemned the bombing of a bus in Bulgaria filled will Israeli tourists that resulted in many injuries and seven deaths. NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman released the following statement:
“NCJW strongly condemns the bombing in Bulgaria today of a sightseeing bus filled with Israeli tourists as a heinous act of terrorism targeting innocent people, one all too reminiscent of the bombing of the Jewish community center in Argentina that killed 85 people 18 years ago today. Our hearts go out to the families of those killed and injured. All who are responsible for this hate-filled crime must be brought to justice. It is especially disturbing that this attack occurred as the world prepares to remember the murder of 13 Israeli Olympic athletes 40 years ago this summer. NCJW deplores the persistence of terrorism that continues to claim so many innocent lives.”
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.
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