PM: An attack on the heart of the Jewish people

PM Netanyahu calls on international community to intensify fight against anti-Semitism after synagogue shooting.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Binyamin Netanyahu
Binyamin Netanyahu
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu condemned the deadly shooting attack at a California synagogue Sunday,

"I condemn the abhorrent attack on a synagogue in California; this is an attack on the heart of the Jewish people. We send condolences to the family of Lori Gilbert-Kaye and our best wishes for a quick recovery to the wounded. The international community must step up the struggle against anti-Semitism," Netanyahu said.

In light of the upsurge in antisemitic attacks around the world, Prime Minister Netanyahu will, this week, convene a special discussion of all elements dealing with the issue.

US Special Envoy Jason Greenblatt condemned the attack on Twitter:

"Checked the news tonight after celebrating Passover; heartbroken to discover the horrible news about the deadly attack at a synagogue in Poway. We must gather together & fight the scourge of anti-Semitism. My thoughts & prayers are with the families of all those affected," he said.