J7 Task Force Statement on Iranian Regime’s Attack Against Israel

Leaders of the J7, the Large Jewish Communities’ Task Force Against Antisemitism, whose communities comprise the majority of the world’s diaspora Jews, today issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s unprecedented attack by the Islamic Republic of Iran against the Jewish state of Israel: 

The J7 expresses its unwavering support for Israel and the Israeli people, and unequivocally condemns the Islamic Republic of Iran for launching this unprecedented assault against the Jewish state. We are immensely grateful to the governments of France, the United Kingdom and the United States, and Arab states that assisted Israeli forces in intercepting this attack, as well as to those who expressed solidarity with the Jewish State.

The firing by the Iranian regime of hundreds of drones, cruise missiles and ballistic weapons is a wholly unjustified act of war, and is further proof of the regime’s long-held and hate-filled desire to eradicate Israel and kill as many Jews as possible.

We strongly support Israel in its efforts to defend itself against continued threats to its sovereignty posed by the Iranian regime and its terrorist proxies, including Hamas, Hezbollah, the Houthis and others.

Now is the time for our countries, and the international community as a whole, to designate the regime-sponsored Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in its entirety as a terrorist entity for their continuing violent threats to the region and beyond.

The international community must stand strongly in support of Israel and do everything in its power to counter the danger posed by the Iranian regime to the region and international stability.

J7, the Large Communities’ Task Force Against Antisemitism, was formed in response to increasing rates of antisemitism around the world and comprises major Jewish organisations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Argentina and Australia.

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