We are struggling with feelings of anguish, horror, loss, and despair over the appalling violence and hatred in Israel and Gaza that has erupted this week. The toll in human lives is horrific; the trauma reaches directly to this community.
Our friends and neighbors who are Jewish and Palestinian need us as a community to share their grief and extend our hands and hearts in compassion. It is hard to imagine peace at this time. A peaceful resolution to this enduring conflict is the only path that will allow Israelis and Palestinians to live in safety and dignity.