11 October, 2023
Statement from the founder of IHRS
I am writing you with profound sorrow. The murderous attack that occurred in Israel was an act of antisemitism in its most depraved form by a genocidal regime in Gaza, sponsored by Iran, a country that repeatedly calls for the destruction of Israel. There can be no moral equivalence. “From the river to the sea” has only one meaning, the elimination of Israel. This was a massacre of people for only one reason, they were Jews.
As we witness the passing of the people who survived the Shoah, nothing can be more chilling and heart-wrenching than knowing they are experiencing this in their lifetimes. My heart breaks for them, for the murdered and injured victims of this atrocity, as well as for those now in captivity and all their loved ones whose pain will never cease.
I stand in support with them, with Israel, with Jewish communities, and with decent people all over the world.
The coming days and weeks will be very difficult, and we will undoubtedly be called on to help in any way we can.
Be safe and be strong,
Founder of the IHRS