Thursday, August 18, 2011
Statement from The Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines August 18, 2011
The Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines condemns the multiple cross border attacks by Arab terrorists today on southern Israel from the Sinai. We join with the people of Israel in mourning those whose lives were taken by the terrorists, including the two children ages 4 and 6.
We stand with Israel as it seeks to protect its citizens from further attacks.
Israel is committed to negotiating peace with the Palestinians. It is prepared to make hard concessions to provide for a two state resolution, recognizing Palestine as the state of the Palestinian people.
But to do so, the Palestinian leadership must speak with one voice for peace, for acceptance of Israel as the Jewish homeland and for a permanent end to the conflict.