Sunday, July 06, 2014

An open condemnation of the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir

We unequivocally condemn the horrific murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir. It was unjustifiable under any circumstances. The killing was reprehensible and we hope that the criminals who did this sickening act are found and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Israel is a country run by the rule of law. There are reports that Jews have been arrested for this crime. If a trial finds that Jews are indeed guilty of this unconscionable killing, our condemnation is redoubled. The idea that Jews could do such an act fills us with shame and horror.

The people who murdered Mohammed do not represent us in any way. It is not enough to dissociate ourselves from the dreadful act; we must also ensure that crimes like this are never repeated.

Just as the appalling murders of Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrach and Gilad Shaar do not in any way justify the hideous murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, neither does Khdeir's murder justify the violence, terrorism, destruction and incitement we have seen over the past few days against Israelis and Jews.

We hope and pray that everyone, Arab and Jew, lives in peace and security in the region.


Elder of Ziyon
Daphne Anson
CiFWatch - Adam Levick
Internet Haganah - A. Aaron Weisburd
Liberty's Spirit - Elise Ronan
Mike Cohen
Zach Novetsky
Beer Sheva
Edgar Davidson
Ray Cook
5 Minutes for Israel - David Guy
This Ongoing War - Frimet and Arnold Roth
Israelkompetenzkollektion  Shelly
Dr. Sharon Chard-Yaron
Always Write Again -Natalie Wood
Avi Eisenberg
MS Wallack
British-Israel Coalition - Harvey
Israel Matzav - Carl in Jerusalem
Joe Settler
Yid With Lid - Jeff Dunetz
A Commonplace Blog - D. G. Myers
Mystical Paths - Reb Akiva
Erika Dreifus
Meir Solomon
Is The BBC Biased - Sue and Craig
iIDF24 - Eliyahu Yakov
Sussex Friends of Israel
Menschen Leben Blog
Daled Amos
Cherson and Molschky
Lori Lowenthal Marcus at The Jewish Press
Joel Richardson
Red Knuckle Politics
Love of the Land
Michael Lumish
Pally Alley
Huff Watch
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Arsen Ostrovsky
Lawrence Solomon
Blazing Cat Fur
Jewish American Patriots - Pamela Schieiber
Elizabeth Browder
Laura Ben David
Torah Musings - Rabbi Gil Student
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Pro Israel Bay Bloggers - Dusty Katz
Letters from Rungholt - Lila
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Bethany S. Mandel
StopBDS Park Slope - Barbara Mazor
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Melanie Phillips
Monkey in the Middle - Katie A. Norcross - Jelena Djurovic
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Israel Exists
Calgary United with Israel (CUWI) - Sarah Bernamoff
Robert Cohn
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Bipolar Reb - Tyler Samuels
David Olesker
Die Welt ohne uns - Jurek Molnar
Richard Millett
The New Antisemite
Rabbi Amy Levin
Ric Cooper
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Framing Israel
David Berens
Jonathan Hunter
Dixie Yid - Binyomin Wolf
Amigo de Israel
Jews Down Under
Irene Rabinowitz
Seraphic Secret - Robert J. Avrech
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Rabbi Kenneth Cohen
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A Heedful Idiot
Gary Fouse
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Jewlicious - David Abitbol

I invite any blogger, columnist or pundit to sign on to this letter in the comments section (please include the URL of your blog/column) so I can add to the signature list. Bloggers are also encouraged to reproduce this letter on their own blogs.

See also Israellycool.