The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry are organising a solidarity vigil in Sydney to honor the memories of those lost from around the world in the horrific terror attacks in Israel. On October 7, 2500 Hamas terrorists stormed into Israel and massacred 1400 civilians representing over 40 countries and nationalities.
In a show of unity and support, the solidarity vigil will be held to honor the memories of those who lost their lives and to stand with the grieving families around the world. The Jewish community extends an invitation to all, reflecting our shared grief and unwavering solidarity.
This gathering is a testament to our collective resolve against terror and a call for peace and goodwill to prevail. The organisers welcome members of all communities to join them in this solemn observance.
Among those killed in the terror attacks by Hamas was Australian Galit Carbone and three Indian-origin Israeli security officers including two women.
No words can assuage the grief and the anguish which people of goodwill across the globe feel as they grapple to come to terms with the carnage which was perpetrated on that terrible day, and the traumatic impact which it continues to have on all communities, wherever we may reside.
In that spirit and in the spirit of our shared humanity, the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and Executive Council of Australian Jewry are organising this solidarity vigil to be held in Sydney on Sunday November 12 at 10.30am.
A representative on behalf of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry said,
“Our objectives are to honour every one of the victims of the massacre and every one of the countries whose nationals were murdered, injured or taken hostage, and to demand the immediate release of all the hostages.
We would be deeply honoured if members of the community would attend the vigil as representatives of your country and of your ethnic community. We are extending this invitation to representatives of all the countries whose nationals were impacted by the atrocities of October 7 and we urge you to accept and to bring your national flag and Australian flag.
Solidarity among friends has never been more important. It is vital in these challenging times that countries and people of goodwill come together in the face of barbarism and terrorism. It is critical that we stand with each other in the face of groups such as ISIS and Hamas, which place no value on human life, which sacrifice innocents for perverse political ends and which inflict terrorism across the globe.
Now is the time to be together, to support each other, to let the world know that we will not be intimidated, that we will continue to demand that every one of our nationals be immediately set free and that peace and goodwill will ultimately prevail”
- What: Solidarity Vigil for Global Victims of Terror
- When: Sunday, November 12, at 10:30 AM
- Where: Sydney
- Who: Consul Generals and community leaders from over 40 nations
You can register for the solidarity vigil here
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