Conference of Presidents Condemns Apparent Terror Attack in Vienna

New York, NY

. . . Arthur Stark, Chairman, William Daroff, CEO, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Vice Chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:

“We denounce the violent, seemingly premeditated terror attack that was carried out across multiple locations in Vienna, Austria this evening.

We stand in solidarity with the Austrian people as this tragedy unfolds. The purveyors of terrorism are despicable and cowardly; their murderous attacks against unarmed civilians will never succeed in crushing the freedom and liberty that they abhor.

We are monitoring the ongoing situation, and are in contact with the leaders of the Austrian Jewish community, as well as the Austrian embassy in Washington, DC.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this act of terror. The perpetrators must be brought to justice."

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