J Street statement on terrorist attack in Jerusalem

March 5, 2009

J Street’s Executive Director Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement following news reports of a terrorist attack in Jerusalem:

J Street forcefully condemns today’s despicable terrorist attack in Jerusalem. Thankfully, bystanders and Israeli police acted quickly to subdue the attacker and were able to keep casualties to a minimum. My thoughts and prayers are with the injured and those targeted.

We hope that vigorous American leadership to bring about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will soon bring the day that Israelis and Palestinians can live in real peace and security.