California Legislative Jewish Caucus Releases Statement on Horrific Terrorist Attacks Against Israel

Saturday, October 7, 2023

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D - Encino), Senator Scott Wiener (D - San Francisco), and Senator Josh Becker (D - Menlo Park), released the following statement on behalf of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus:


“We are heartbroken and horrified by the devastating terrorist attacks against Israel. We have visited the Israeli communities that have been ravaged by indiscriminate killings and kidnappings and many of us have friends and family in Israel who are huddled in bomb shelters with their children amid ongoing rocket attacks. Nothing can justify this brutal and grotesque violence.


Israel has the right and responsibility to defend its civilians, and we are grateful to the many American leaders – including President Biden, Vice President Harris, Senators Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler and Members of Congress from California – who have spoken out clearly and unequivocally in support of Israel at this difficult moment.


We are praying for the safe return of hostages, for healing and comfort for the thousands who have been wounded or have lost loved ones, and for peace and security. We stand with Israel.”