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Southern Israel Crisis Update

The war in Gaza may be over for now, but assistance for southern Israel residents, including trauma relief is still urgent. With close to a million Israelis within Hamas terrorist rocket range, anxiety remains high. United Jewish Appeal, through UIA Federations Canada (UIAFC) is taking a leadership role to ensure that aid is made available to those who have been besieged by relentless rocket attacks in Southern Israel. But we can’t do it without you. We urge you to participate in this critical initiative by contributing to the Southern Israel Relief Fund. (For more information about where funds from the Southern Israel Relief Fund will be directed to, click here)

Over 5,000 attend Toronto rally in support of the people of Israel

By Barbra Green--In an overwhelming display of solidarity and pride, the Jewish community of Greater Toronto gathered Thursday, January 8 for a massive rally in support of the people of Israel.

The Rally for the People of Israel and Freedom from Terror was organized by UJA Federation with the support of its partner agencies and dozens of community sponsors.


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Posted by: shaddad (January 09, 2009 at 12:12 PM) | Comments (0) | Permalink

Update from UIA Canada office in Israel

I once again visited the Southern communities on Monday together with my colleagues Eran David and Sharon Schwartzman.  At the end of the day, we decided to join the Ayalim youth (young students who have settled in the Negev and the Galilee with over 1,000 other students who have made their homes in those regions) as they got together at the military gathering point at the Gaza border in order to deliver goodies to the soldiers, hot drinks, support and lot of love.  It was wonderful to see our young soldiers who all understand the important job they are doing on behalf of the State of Israel.

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Posted by: jotto (January 07, 2009 at 11:36 AM) | Comments (0) | Permalink

Update for Israel’s Southern Region

As the situation in Gaza and Southern Israel remains volatile, our community's concern over the safety of Israelis in the region remains very high. We wanted to inform you of how our community here in Toronto is helping Israel's southern region cope with the continuous threat of Hamas missile attacks. Below is a partial list of initiatives funded by UJA Federation through UIA Federations Canada (UIAFC) that has helped the people of Israel's southern region:

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Posted by: shaddad (January 06, 2009 at 5:32 PM) | Comments (0) | Permalink

I never imagined I could be so frightened at home in Israel

By Livana Ohayon -- On Saturday, December 27th - as Shabbat was coming to a close - I was enjoying my stay in Netanya with my aunt, cousin and her kids. Suddenly, my cousin’s daughter received a telephone call informing her to quickly get “geared up” for military duty. Her destination? Gaza, which had just been hit hard by Israel after being victimized by countless Qassam rockets being fired by Hamas.

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Posted by: shaddad (January 06, 2009 at 5:28 PM) | Comments (0) | Permalink

Southern Israel Relief Fund Launched by United Jewish Appeal

The war in Gaza may be over for now, but assistance for southern Israel residents, including trauma relief is still urgent. With close to a million Israelis within Hamas terrorist rocket range, anxiety remains high.  United Jewish Appeal, through UIA Federations Canada (UIAFC) is taking a leadership role to ensure that aid is made available to those who have been besieged by relentless rocket attacks in Southern Israel.  But we can’t do it without you.

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Posted by: shaddad (January 06, 2009 at 5:26 PM) | Comments (0) | Permalink

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Over 5,000 attend Toronto rally in support of the people of Israel
By Barbra Green--In an overwhelming display of solidarity and pride, the Jewish community of Greater Toronto gathered Thursday, January 8 for a massive rally in support of the people of Israel.
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Southern Israel Relief Fund Launched by United Jewish Appeal
The major defensive military operation against the Hamas terrorist infrastructure in Gaza continues with the objective of stopping missile attacks that...
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