AJC Thanks Our Friends for their Steadfast Support of Israel

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Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia (Twitter: @TonyAbbottMHR Facebook: @TonyAbbottMP)

“We support Israel's right to exist; we support a two state solution in the area. We recognise Israel's right to self-defence and we deplore the firing of rockets, the constants firing of rockets from Gaza into Israel.”

Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada (Twitter: @pmharper Facebook: @Stephen Harper)

“The indiscriminate rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel are terrorist acts, for which there is no justification. It is evident that Hamas is deliberately using human shields to further terror in the region.

“Failure by the international community to condemn these reprehensible actions would encourage these terrorists to continue their appalling actions. Canada calls on its allies and partners to recognize that these terrorist acts are unacceptable and that solidarity with Israel is the best way of stopping the conflict.

“Canada is unequivocally behind Israel. We support its right to defend itself, by itself, against these terror attacks, and urge Hamas to immediately cease their indiscriminate attacks on innocent Israeli civilians.

“Canada reiterates its call for the Palestinian government to disarm Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups operating in Gaza, including the Iranian proxy, Palestinian Islamic Jihad.” (Official Statement)

Federica Mogherini, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy (Twitter: @FedericaMog Facebook: @Federica Mogherini)

"The repeated rocket strikes on Israel warrant the firmest possible condemnation; all attacks on civilian areas must stop immediately." (Official Statement)

John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada (Twitter: @HonJohnBaird Facebook: @John Baird)

"Brazen, indiscriminate rocket attacks aimed at Tel Aviv & Jerusalem today prove that Hamas continues to target innocent civilians. The new Palestinian government must exercise its authority in Gaza and bring an immediate end to Hamas's rocket attacks on Israel." (Official Statement)


Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (Facebook: @Angela Merkel)

Chancellor Merkel called Prime Minister Netanyahu and condemned without reservation the rocket fire on Israel, according to a government spokesperson. “There is no justification” for such attacks, Merkel said. 

Francois Hollande, President of France (Twitter: @FHollande Facebook: @François Hollande)

President Hollande "expressed France's solidarity (with Israel) in the face of rocket fire from Gaza" and told Prime Minister Netanyahu "that France strongly condemns these aggressions," said a statement from the French presidency.

President Hollande also said that it was up to Israel "to take all measures to protect its population in the face of threats."

David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Twitter: @David_Cameron Facebook: @David Cameron)

"The Prime Minister spoke to Prime Minister Netanyahu earlier this evening about the situation in Israel. The Prime Minister strongly condemned the appalling attacks being carried out by Hamas against Israeli civilians.

The Prime Minister reiterated the UK’s staunch support for Israel in the face of such attacks, and underlined Israel’s right to defend itself from them." (Official Statement)

The White House (Twitter: @WhiteHouse Facebook: @The White House)

"We strongly condemn the continuing rocket fire into Israel and the deliberate targeting of civilians by terrorist organizations in Gaza," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on July 8. "No country can accept rocket fire aimed at civilians, and we support Israel's right to defend itself against these vicious attacks."

The United Nations Secretary General (Twitter: @UN_Spokesperson)

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on July 8 regarding violence in Gaza and southern Israel: "The Secretary-General condemns the recent multiple rocket attacks on Israel from Gaza. These indiscriminate attacks on civilian areas must stop."

Date: 7/10/2014

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