Here is the statement of support for Israel from 136 former state Attorneys General from
throughout the country compiled over the past several days.
136 FORMER ATTORNEYS GENERAL IN SUPPORT OF ISRAEL
FORMER ATTORNEYS GENERAL STATEMENT
47 states and the District of Columbia, Guam & Puerto Rico
As former Attorneys General of the states and jurisdictions, both Democrats and Republicans, we
stand united with the National Association of Attorneys General and the AG Alliance in our
unqualified support for Israel as it fights back against the savage attack which killed and
wounded innocent men, women, and children. The pure evil that we watched unfolding defies all
concepts of decency. The constant barbaric barrage of thousands of rockets fired into Israel
population centers, sending residents into safe rooms/bomb shelters, is inhumane and must be
We condemn Hamas, the terrorist organization for its grotesque and brutal murder of innocent
civilians who were doing nothing more than going about their daily lives. Hundreds of innocent
young people were massacred at a dance festival as well as mothers, fathers, and children in their
homes, playing with their children or outside waiting for a bus. We unconditionally support
Israel’s right to defend itself. The actions of Hamas, including the use of innocent residents of
Gaza as human shields, violate every standard of international law and basic morality. We
demand that all hostages, including Americans, be released immediately, many of whom need
medical attention. The world must stand united in condemning these atrocities. If terrorism is
allowed to fester and grow, it will spread and take the lives of more innocent women, men, and
children throughout the world.
Israel is a small country. Everyone has lost family members or knows someone who has been
slaughtered in this massacre. The grief and shock of these experiences is devastating, not only to
the people of Israel, but also to those all around the world who are watching these events unfold
on television. We share this pain and stand united in our support for Israel.
William J. Baxley
Jim Guy Tucker
Clarine Nardi Riddle
Charles M. Oberly, Jr.
District of Columbia
Fred Cooke, Jr.
Irvin B. Nathan
Robert J. Spagnoletti
Marjorie S. Bronster
Michael A. Lilly
David H. Leroy
J. Joseph Curran Jr.
Francis X. Bellotti
Hubert H. Humphrey, III
Frankie Sue Del Papa
D. Michael Fisher
LeRoy S. Zimmerman
W.J. Michael Cody
Robert E. Cooper, Jr.
Herbert Slatery, III
Paul G. Summers
John Knox Walkup
Mark Earley, Sr.
Judith Williams Jagdmann
Anthony F. Troy
Mary Sue Terry
V. Frank Mendicino