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Statement on Kidnapped Boys – Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations

Robert G. Sugarman, Chairman

Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman

Contact: Malcolm Hoenlein 212-318-6111

Monday, June 30, 2014, New York, NY… Robert G. Sugarman, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman, of Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Issued the following statement:

“We are horrified and devastated by the reports, now confirmed, that the three boys Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Fraenkel, kidnapped on June 12th, have been found dead in the Hebron area. We have communicated our condolences and solidarity to the families and Government of Israel and pray that they will be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Those responsible for this heinous and barbaric crime and those who aid and abet them, support them, and inspire them must be brought to swift justice and be punished to the fullest extent of the law.  It is time that the world stand in unity against those who advocate and execute, as well as justify, the murder of innocent young people who are brutally butchered in Israel or anywhere. It cannot be met by indifference or pro-forma expressions of sympathy. For too long the threats against Israel, including missiles and terrorism, have elicited limited responses, with the roles of victims and perpetrators inverted. It must stop.”

“For now we mourn together with all the people of Israel and all who value human life. May their memories be for a blessing.”


The Conference of Presidents is the central coordinating body representing 50 national Jewish organizations on issues of national and international concern

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One Response to Statement on Kidnapped Boys – Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations

  1. Da'as Torah

    June 30, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    עם היוודע הבשורה המרה ובהגיעה להגר”ח קנייבסקי שליט”א על שלושת הבחורים שגופותיהם נמצאו היום, אמר הרב קנייבסקי שלבחורים היתה זכות גדולה שזכו לאחד בתפילות את עם ישראל
    ירוחם שמואלביץ ב’ תמוז תשע”ד 21:41


    בצל הדיווחים המגיעים מהשטח על סופם המר של בחורים והעצב שירד על עם ישראל, הובאה הידיעה גם למרן הגר”ח קנייבסקי שליט”א.

    הרב קנייבסקי הצטער מאוד על השמועה הנוראה, אך אמר שיש לראות בעצם הסיפור כי לשלושה היתה זכות גדולה, על ידי כך שהביאו לאחדות גדולה בעם ישראל,ובגללם הרבו בתפילות, והרבה יהודים התחזקו במצוות ומעשים טובים.

    הרב קנייבסקי הדגיש שתפילות עם ישראל אינן שבות ריקם.