The UN Security Council failed to reach an agreement overnight Thursday on issuing an official condemnation over the deadly shooting attack in Jerusalem's Mercaz Harav Yeshiva because of Libyan opposition.In other words, they're slaves to Libya? Absolutely disgusting.
"Most members (of the council) wanted to condemn (the attack) but Libya blocked it," Israel's ambassador to the UN, Dan Gillerman, told reporters.
Meanwhile, here's a press release from the UJC condemning the terrorist attack:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEI'm glad that they by contrast are presenting a good example.
March 7, 2008
H. Glenn Rosenkrantz, UJC Media Relations
Steve Rabinowitz, Rabinowitz-Dorf Communications
UNITED JEWISH COMMUNITIES AND JEWISH FEDERATIONS OF NORTH AMERICA CONDEMN TERROR ATTACK AT JERUSALEM YESHIVA
New York – March 7, 2008 - United Jewish Communities (UJC) and the Jewish Federations of North America condemn the brutal murders of at least eight Israelis, and the wounding of at least nine more, by a gunman who opened fire at the Mercaz Harav yeshiva in Jerusalem on Thursday.
"The North American Jewish community mourns those lost in this tragic and senseless attack, and prays for the recovery of those who were injured, many of them critically," said UJC Chair Joe Kanfer. "Such premeditated and planned murders of innocent civilians, in this case those in a school, is nothing but inhumane and barbaric. Israelis desire to live in peace and security alongside their neighbors. As always, we stand with Israelis through this tragedy and we share their dream of peaceful coexistence.”
The attacks have been claimed by a variety of terrorist organizations and come during a time of heightened missile attacks by Hamas at Israelis living in the Sderot region.
United Jewish Communities (UJC) represents 155 Jewish federations and 400 independent communities across North America. Through the UJA Federation Campaign, UJC provides life-saving and life-enhancing humanitarian assistance to those in need, and translates Jewish values into social action on behalf of millions of Jews in hundreds of communities in North America, in towns and villages throughout Israel, in the former Soviet Union and 60 countries around the world.