Press Release

Jewish Dems Condemn Violence in Israel

May 10, 2021

WASHINGTON – Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) CEO Halie Soifer released the following statement regarding the recent violence in Israel:

“Jewish Democrats strongly and unequivocally condemn the escalation of violence caused by Hamas rocket fire from Gaza into Israel. There is no justification for these attacks and Israel has the right to defend itself against terrorism. In this regard, we are incredibly grateful for the U.S. investment in Israel’s missile defense system, Iron Dome, which is saving lives.

“No nation should be subjected to the barrage of rocket fire, and we urge restraint in the face of rising tension and violence in and around Jerusalem. It is incumbent on all sides to refrain from provocations that inflame an already volatile situation, and we implore Israelis and Palestinians to restore calm.”

For more information on JDCA’s policy positions, its 2021 agenda, or to speak with Halie Soifer, contact [email protected].