Motion ref. S5M-14524
The Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue, Pittsburgh
Submitted by: Jackson Carlaw, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Supported by: Alasdair Allan, Tom Arthur, Jeremy Balfour, Michelle Ballantyne, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Bob Doris, Murdo Fraser, Kenneth Gibson, Jamie Greene, Alison Harris, Bill Kidd, Johann Lamont, Richard Lyle, Ruth Maguire, John Mason, Tom Mason, Pauline McNeill, Margaret Mitchell, Gil Paterson, Liz Smith, Stewart Stevenson, Alexander Stewart, Maureen Watt, Annie Wells, Sandra White
That the Parliament remembers the lives of Joyce Fienberg, Richard Gottfried, Rose Mallinger, Jerry Rabinowitz, Cecil and David Rosenthal, Bernice and Sylvan Simon, Daniel Stein, Melvin Waz and Irving Younger; notes that their lives were cut short by an act of terror on 27 October 2018 at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue, which left six others wounded; unequivocally condemns the virulent antisemitism that led to this atrocity; calls on politicians from all parties, and society as a whole, to speak up and challenge the scourge of antisemitism, and notes the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council's communal service for the community on 30 October 2018 to allow everyone to come together in reflection and prayer and show solidarity with the Pittsburgh community.