MERCAZ Canada Responds to Rocket Fire Targeting Israeli Citizens
MERCAZ Canada, the voice of the Canadian Masorti/Conservative Jewish community in Israel, affirms our indissoluble bonds of affection and our unwavering solidarity with the State of Israel and her citizens, enduring constant bombardment from hundreds of Hamas missiles aimed at dozens of cities and towns. 4.2 million people live in the Tel Aviv metro area alone, more than the combined populations of Edmonton, Halifax, Ottawa, and Winnipeg.
No grievance or dispute justifies the systematic targeting of civilians with deadly force. The Israeli government has a right and a duty to protect its people by all lawful means.
We call on the government and people of Canada to express their firm support for the legitimate actions of the State of Israel in its efforts to ensure the safety and security of her citizens, and to maintain that support as long as the criminal assault on Israel and her people continues.
We grieve with families of those who have died in this conflict, and hope for full recovery of body and soul for the wounded. We pray for the swift restoration of calm, and recommit to work for a just, lasting peace, and for good will and reconciliation among Israelis of all faiths.
.וְיָשְׁבוּ, אִישׁ תַּחַת גַּפְנוֹ וְתַחַת תְּאֵנָתוֹ--וְאֵין מַחֲרִיד: כִּי-פִי ה״ צְבָאוֹת, דִּבֵּר
All shall sit under their vine and fig-tree; and none shall make them afraid; for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken. (Micah 4:4)
Stan Greenspan, President
Nola Lazar, Vice President
David Roytenberg, Secretary
Rick Wronzberg, Treasurer
Rabbi Jennifer Gorman, Executive Director
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