Leading U.S. Jewish Groups Urge Israel to Act Against 'Extremist' Settler Violence in West Bank

Seven U.S. Jewish organizations call on the Israeli government to take 'unequivocal action' against settler violence that has been 'increasing and intensifying over the past year'

Ben Samuels
Washington
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WASHINGTON – Seven prominent American-Jewish organizations urged Israeli officials Tuesday to condemn “the ongoing terrorism and political violence committed by Jewish Israeli extremists in the West Bank against Palestinians, Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers.”

In a letter organized by Israel Policy Forum and signed by the Anti-Defamation League, Central Conference of American Rabbis, National Council of Jewish Women, Rabbinical Assembly, Union for Reform Judaism, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, the groups urged Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Defense Minister Benny Gantz to address the “disturbing trend” through "unequivocal action."

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