“Paul Rockower, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Phoenix, told the Mirror in a statement that his organization grieves for the loss of innocent lives and would support calls for a cease-fire only if all parties in the conflict agree on timing, terms and verification conditions.

“Otherwise, there’s no such thing as a cease-fire; it’s unilateral disengagement that leaves exposed the side that stops firing,” Rockower said. “Moreover, this issue is far too important to turn into a partisan dispute between Arizona lawmakers. The best way to move forward, and to resolve this terrible crisis, is for us to talk to each other — not by making unilateral demands for the purpose of scoring points against our fellow Arizonans.”

in AZ Mirror “Arizona legislative Democrats are divided on Israeli-Palestinian conflict