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20 July 2012

20 July 2012 By Ruby Ong

20 July 2012

Mourning victims from terror attack in Bulgaria

In Israel, a long, hot summer is well underway. With temperatures rising over 100 degrees fahrenheit, social protest has returned to the streets of Tel Aviv. You'll read more about the renewed social justice movement in this issue, and we'll be bringing you more news and analysis about the movement's efforts to build a better and fairer Israel over the course of the summer.

Today, though, we mourn the victims of the terror attack on a bus filled with Israeli tourists in Bulgaria earlier this week. There are, quite simply, no words to describe the heartbreak and horror of seeing, once again, the image of a burned-out bus, targeted by a suicide bomber intent on murdering innocent people simply because they are Israelis. This outrage must be rejected and condemned by people of goodwill throughout the world.

Our hearts and thoughts are with the victims and their families. We pray for the swift recovery of those injured. On behalf of the entire NIF family, I send our deepest condolences to the families of those lost on Wednesday. May their memories be a blessing.

Daniel Sokatch