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For Immediate Release:  March 18, 2015

Contact: Jonathan Gilad, Jewish Council for Public Affairs
jgilad@thejcpa.org; 202-212-6031

JCPA Condemns Attack in Tunisia 
Expresses Condolences to Victims Families 

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) extends its deepest sympathies to the families of the victims  killed in a vicious terrorist attack in Tunisia. At least 19 people were killed and 22 people were wounded while visiting the Bardo National Museum in Tunis. Seventeen of the victims were European tourists from Germany, Italy, Spain and Poland.

JCPA Chair Susan W. Turnbull said “Europeans have been a target for this type of violence in their own countries and now also as they travel  abroad. It is imperative that we act against these senseless acts of murder.”

“I am shocked and saddened at the horror of this terrorist attack, “ said Rabbi Steve Gutow, President of the JCPA. “That this took place in Tunisia, one of the places in the region where democracy is slowly taking root, at a museum that is a symbol of progress, history, and enlightenment is clearly an attack on democratic society and values.”

JCPA, the public affairs arm of the organized Jewish community, serves as the national coordinating and advisory body for the 17 national and 125 local agencies comprising the field of Jewish community relations.


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