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Hadassah Mourns the Loss of Life in Terror Attack in Bulgaria

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Pamela Vassil
Director, Marketing & Communications, Hadassah
(212) 303-8120 (o); (202) 303-4525 (f)

Samantha Friedman
Rabinowitz/Dorf Communications
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NEW YORK – In response to a fatal explosion on a bus carrying Israeli tourists outside of the Burgas Airport in Bulgaria, Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, expressed the following statement:

On the 18th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of the AMIA Buenos Aires Jewish community center in Argentina, Hadassah’s 330,000 members, associates and supporters send their deepest condolences to those in Israel, Bulgaria and elsewhere who have been affected by today’s terrorist attack in Bulgaria, in which at least six people were killed and 30 injured.  Our hearts go out to the loved ones of these innocent victims, and we mourn the valuable lives that were taken through this unspeakable act of terror.

In the aftermath of today’s attack, Hadassah stands with Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the search for the perpetrators.  Those who lost their lives today will not die in vain; we hope and pray that we will learn who committed this senseless act of terror and that justice will be served.  Hadassah joins President Barack Obama and community leaders in remembering today’s anniversary of past victims of terror and committing ourselves to Israel’s safety and a future of peace.


Founded in 1912, Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is celebrating its 100th year. Hadassah is a volunteer women's organization, whose members are motivated and inspired to strengthen their partnership with Israel, ensure Jewish continuity, and realize their potential as a dynamic force in American society. For more information, visit www.hadassah.org.

Date: 7/18/2012 12:00:00 AM

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