Official Statement by the Joseph Interfaith Foundation

Concerning Gaza and Israel

We are very concerned about what is happening to the people of Gaza and Israel. We are particularly saddened by the suffering of the ordinary people and the senseless loss of innocent lives from both sides.

We believe that no extremist ideology can ever justify the innocent lives that are lost in its path. As Jews and Muslims, we believe in the sanctity of life.

We appeal to both sides to look at their future as dependent upon peaceful co-existence rather than war and aggression. Might may not always be right but neither is blind and hateful murder in the name of resistance.

We continue in our efforts to assist in bringing peace for the sake of humanity and Godís creation.