RA Statement on Iranian Attack on Israel

In response to Iranian rocket attacks against Israel late Wednesday night, the Rabbinical Assembly released the following statement:

Wednesday, Iranian forces fired some 20 rockets at the Golan Heights, marking the first time the regime has directly attacked Israel from Syria. Thankfully, the Iron Dome missile defense system was able to intercept a number of the rockets, and no Israelis were hurt in the attack. In response, Israel attacked multiple Iranian and Syrian military sites early Thursday morning.

We echo the calls of world leaders in condemning Iranian aggression and attacks on Israel. Israel has every right, and an obligation to its citizens, to defend itself against such Iranian provocations.

While we commend the Israeli military for its bravery in protecting the people of Israel, we pray for an immediate de-escalation of violence and the safety of all people.