ZOA Condemns Revenge Killing of Palestinian — at Last

Hawkish Group Resisted Assigning Blame for Murder

Mort Klein
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Mort Klein

By JTA

Published July 10, 2014.

The Zionist Organization of America has issued a statement condemning the murder of Arab teenager Muhammad Abu Khdeir.

While numerous Jewish organizations had issued statements condemning the murder, the ZOA’s national president, Morton Klein, told JTA earlier this week that his organization would not comment on the killing until an indictment made clear that the murder was political in nature.

But in the statement issued today, Klein says, “This shocking crime has disgusted Israeli society and attracted unequivocal condemnation from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu down. The crime and its perpetrators have been rightly and strongly condemned by the Israeli government and across the Israeli political spectrum.”

The statement also contrasts the Israeli response to Khdeir’s murder with the Palestinian response to terrorism against Israelis, including the murder of three kidnapped Jewish teenagers.

Read more: http://www.jta.org/2014/07/10/news-opinion/the-telegraph/after-demurring-zoa-condemns-arab-teens-murder#ixzz375ONArLJ



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