NEW YORK – World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder decried the “senseless” violence in Las Vegas today that left at least 58 dead and more than 500 injured at a country music festival.
“I am deeply saddened by this senseless attack, the deadliest shooting in our nation’s history,” said Lauder. “It is simply unconscionable that people anywhere going to enjoy a concert with family or friends should have to be in fear for their very lives. On behalf of world Jewry, I condemn this horrific criminal act. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families, and to all those who were wounded.”
Lauder also condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Marseille, France, and Edmonton, Canada. “We are horrified by the continued attacks on innocent civilians that threaten the fibre of our society,” Lauder said. “We extend our most heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims in Marseille, and wish the victims of the attack in Edmonton a speedy and full recovery.”