Congressman Smith on Har Nof Massacre: The Ultimate Act of Anti-Semitism

chris smith 2tlsResponding to the murder of five innocent people in a brutal attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), made the following statement:

“My heart goes out to the families and friends of the innocent people who were savagely murdered in Jerusalem on Tuesday—while praying in the sanctuary of a synagogue,” Smith – who has long been a leader in the fight against anti-Semitism‎ – said. “They are all in our prayers.

“The horrific way in which these murders were carried out indicates the atmosphere the killers came out of–one soaked in religious hatred. This is the tragic result of decades of anti-Semitic incitement. Terror groups and Middle-Eastern dictatorships deliberately create this atmosphere in order to further their own selfish ends and draw attention away from their own failures and tyranny. They all share in the responsibility for what happened on Tuesday, and our government should be holding Hamas, the Palestinian Authority, and all Middle Eastern governments to account for a zero-tolerance policy on anti-Semitism.”

As first reported on TLS, one of the victims, Rabbi Moshe Twersky, has a son who attends school Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, in Smith’s district.


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  1. Still not a word from Chris Christie. So called presidential candidates are almost always supportive of Israel. Even Obama made sure to visit Sderot, and support Israel, at least before he was elected. But Chris Christie is nowhere to be found.

    Kudos to congressman Smith!

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