WJC president: Jaffa vandalism desecrates High Holidays

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder joined Israeli officials on Sunday condemning the acts of vandalism at a Muslim cemetery in Jaffa, calling it a "desecration of High Holidays."
"It is unconscionable that such acts [of vandalism] are perpetrated by Jews and even more so during the High Holidays," Lauder said in a statement, adding that "They are a desecration and disgrace of the profound moral tradition of Judaism.”
Lauder said that the actions were carried out by a "few extremists who are hijacking the moral fiber of the entire Jewish state and stain Israel’s unique character as the only religiously tolerant country in the Middle East.”
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