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Oct 7, 2023

A Statement From the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on the War in Israel

Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its JCRC are outraged by unprovoked, multi-front terrorist invasions in Israel

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) are alarmed and deeply concerned by the unprovoked, multi-front attacks on Israel by terrorist organizations on Shabbat and during the Jewish holy days. We condemn the assault in the strongest possible terms and recognize that Israel’s only plausible response is to rightfully pursue a comprehensive aggressive strategy to restore calm to the region. The surprise on the nation brings traumatizing resonance to the people of Israel, who this week are commemorating 50 years since the Yom Kippur War.

No country should be asked to tolerate a barrage of thousands of rockets or militant infiltration to murder, kidnap or injure innocent civilians. Let us be unquestionably clear: These are tactics used by terror organizations whose goal is to wipe Israel off the map. The Jewish people and Israel will once again prevail.

Federation is in close contact with our overseas partners and is monitoring the situation on the ground. We have opened an Israel Emergency Fund to assist the victims of terror as well as address other emerging, immediate necessities. We expect an unprecedented call on these funds, and cash is urgently needed.

This is a time for unity of the Jewish people in Israel and abroad. We call on our community to stand in solidarity with Israel. We will continue to do everything we can to ensure Israel’s safety and security. Together, let us pray for our friends and family there during this difficult time.

Click here to donate to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Israel Emergency Fund.

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