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Orthodox Union Rejects Incendiary Rhetoric

We join in the outrage expressed throughout the Jewish community—and by people of good will everywhere—in reaction to the heinous murders committed last week by Palestinian terrorists in a Jerusalem synagogue. ... At the same time, we cannot countenance a response to terror that resorts to wholesale demonization, advocates for the collective punishment of Israeli Arabs, or calls for the destruction or dismantling of Muslim holy places.
Read More Posted at November 25, 2014 at 11:26 am

Orthodox Union Statement On Extension Of Negotiations With Iran

The Orthodox Union is concerned about the extension given to the negotiations process between the P5+1 and Iran regarding Iran’s nuclear weapons capability, but recognizes that an extension is preferable to signing a bad deal that would endanger Israel and the Middle East. We trust that this extension will enable the negotiators to obtain an agreement that will preclude —now and forever—Iranian nuclear weapons capability.
Read More Posted at November 24, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Orthodox Union Condemns Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Senior P.A. Advisor’s Praise of Jerusalem Terrorist

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, condemned the praise showered on the perpetrator of yesterday’s terrorist attack in Jerusalem by Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Sultan Abu-Einein, a senior aide to Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas. A three-month-old baby was killed in the attack and seven people were injured.
Read More Posted at October 23, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Orthodox Union Rejects Harsh Rhetoric of Obama White House and State Department Spokesperson Regarding Jerusalem Housing Plans

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation's largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, strongly rejected statements made by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest and State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki with regard to Israeli plans for housing construction in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Givat HaMatos and Israeli Jews purchasing houses in the neighborhood of Silwan.
Read More Posted at October 2, 2014 at 10:16 am
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