Hub Religious Voices Call for Gaza Cease-Fire

January 13, 2009

Author: Michael Paulson

Source: The Boston Globe

A multifaith group of religious leaders from Boston, including Jews, Muslims, and Christians, issued a joint statement yesterday calling for a cease-fire in Gaza.

"We call upon Hamas immediately to end all rocket attacks on Israel, and upon Israel immediately to end its military campaign in Gaza," the statement said.

The Jewish signatories included several rabbis as well as the former presidents of Hebrew College, the Jewish Community Relations Council, and the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis, but were predominantly drawn from the liberal wing of the Jewish community and do not include the heads of the major umbrella Jewish community organizations, who have generally not been critical of Israel.