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AFTER THE EVENTS IN PITTSBURGH De Bernardin (IHRA): “We Call on the International Community to Speak Out”

de bernardinFollowing the tragic events in Pittsburgh, Ambassador Sandro De Bernardin, Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), made the following statement:

“It was with great shock that I learned of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on 27 October.

As the Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, and in the name of all 31 Member Countries, I express sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who were killed. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the survivors, and the whole Jewish community in Pittsburgh.

We condemn this anti-Semitic hate crime and call on the international community and all political, social and religious leaders on the national and local level to speak out against hate speech, to ensure the security of all vulnerable communities, and to support social and educational efforts to address all forms of antisemitism.”