The World Union for Progressive Judaism, representing 1.8 million Jews around the world, is outraged at the mindless arson attack on a mosque in Tuba Zangaria in the Galilee region of Israel. This rise in "price tag" attacks on Israeli Arabs and their property is both dangerous and horrifying at any time, but in this special period leading up to Yom Kippur these actions are contemptible.
We totally support the President of Israel and both major political leaders in their strong condemnation of such anti-social and barbaric activities. These actions fly in the face of a fair and democratic Israel and must be condemned by every decent Jew.
The WUPJ will do everything possible to support those seeking greater understanding and cooperation between all citizens of Israel and will use its office to encourage groups in Israel and around the world to facilitate communal harmony.