October 11, 2019
As we approach the one year anniversary of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America (JWV) condemns the attempted Yom Kippur attack at a synagogue in Halle, Germany.
JWV is thankful a locked door prevented the gunman from entering the synagogue, and carrying out a massacre during one of the holiest days for the Jewish people.
We mourn for the individual killed outside the synagogue, and the gunman’s other victim.
As reports from Germany and right here in the United States show a rise in anti-Semitic actions, JWV will continue to fight against all acts of violence against the Jewish people.
About Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America
Founded in 1896, the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America is the oldest active veterans’ organization in America. JWV is dedicated to upholding America’s democratic traditions and fighting bigotry, prejudice, injustice, and discrimination of all kinds. As a national organization, JWV represents the voice of America’s Jewish veterans on issues related to veterans’ benefits, foreign policy, and national security. JWV also commits itself to the assistance of oppressed Jews worldwide.