November 22, 2003

Istambul bombing


The news of the heinous attacks perpetrated last Saturday in Istanbul came as a terrific shock.

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, an educational NGO that preserves the memory of all the heroes of the Holocaust, expresses its condolences to the Turkish people in this sad hour.

This murderous outrage affects not only the Jewish community but the entire Turkish population as well.

To be sure, the destruction of the Neve Shalom and Beth Israel synagoges is an affront to all the people of good will, regardless of their origins, faith or nationality.

This is the challenge of our times: to stand firmly and fearlessly against the agents of terror.

We convey our condolences to all the people of Turkey from the bottom of our hearts.

* Baruch Tenembaum. Founder, The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation