WJC President Lauder comments on assassination of former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

Shinzo Abe (photo credit: WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS)
Shinzo Abe

Commenting on the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder said:

“Like the assassination of my good friend Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the senseless murder of former Prime Minister Abe is a reminder of the increased danger posed by extremists across the political spectrum. It should also serve as a wake-up call for all nations to realize once and for all that terrorism, violence, and hatred cannot be a solution to any of the problems we face collectively. 

“Former Prime Minister Abe was a lifelong champion for Japanese democracy who served his country selflessly. On behalf of Jewish communities across the globe, I extend our deepest condolences to his family and to the nation and people of Japan.”