WJC President Ronald S. Lauder reacts to the death of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - World Jewish Congress

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder reacts to the death of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder reacts to the death of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Reacting to the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder said:

“Like the assassination of my good friend Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the senseless murder of former Prime Minister Abe is a reminder of the increased danger posed by extremists across the political spectrum. It should also serve as a wakeup call for all nations to realize once and for all that terrorism, violence, and hatred cannot be a solution to any of the problems we face collectively. 

“Former Prime Minister Abe was a lifelong champion for Japanese democracy who served his country selflessly. On behalf of Jewish communities across the globe, I extend our deepest condolences to his family and to the nation and people of Japan.”

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