In response to the tragic attack on a bus of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria today, The Jewish Federations of North America (the umbrella organization for 155 local Jewish Federations across the U.S.) have released the following statement offering their deepest condolences:

“We are shocked and saddened by the bus bombing targeting innocent young Israelis traveling in Bulgaria,” said Kathy Manning, chair of The Jewish Federations of North America’s Board of Trustees.

“On behalf of The Jewish Federations, we offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and stand shoulder to shoulder with all of the Jewish People in condemning this horrific act of violence.”