Conference of Presidents Leaders Condemn Latest Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria; International Community Must Act to End Barbaric War Crimes Against the Syrian People

New York, NY . . .  Leaders of the Conference of Presidents today condemned the latest use of chemical weapons, made and stockpiled by the Assad regime, against unarmed and defenseless Syrian civilians and urged the international community to take decisive action to end the reprehensible massacre of civilians at the hands of the Assad regime or any other group in Syria.

Stephen M. Greenberg, Chairman and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO said, “Once again, the world is sickened by images from Syria showing the gruesome effects of chemical weapons indiscriminately targeting, killing and maiming Syrian civilian children, women and men.  The strongest measures possible must be taken to guarantee all chemical weapons are finally removed from Syria to prevent the possibility of their use in another murderous attack.

As Jews, we must not look away, we cannot be silent in the face of such inhumanity.  It is a moral imperative for all who value human life and decency to demand immediate action to end the atrocities being perpetrated in Syria.”  


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