COMMUNITY SOLIDARITY GATHERING
Thank you to the nearly 600 people who gathered
with us to show their support of Israel!
UPDATE ON OPERATION PROTECTIVE EDGE AND
FEDERATION'S RESPONSE (August 13, 2014)
Following is a message from the Consul General of Israel for the Pacific Northwest regarding Operation Protective Edge:
Gaza terrorists have breached the ceasefire & launched several rockets at Israel, hitting the Hof Ashkelon regional council (this is Sacramento's Partnership 2Gether Region).
Hamas' Violations of Ceasefires: A Chronology
Prior to the 10-13 August ceasefire, Hamas violated every ceasefire and humanitarian lull.
Israelis Respond to Call for Aid in Gaza
Michele Chabin, USA Today, 11th August
Rev. Raed Abusahliah, director of the Catholic humanitarian aid group Caritas Jerusalem, didn't anticipate was the outpouring of support from Israeli Jews.
Liberman: Hamas removal, PA vote & regional pact needed for peace
Herb Keinon, Jerusalem Post, 8.12.2014
"As long as Hamas controls Gaza, and is popular in Judea and Samaria, a diplomatic process is simply impossible," FM says.
Reporters Have Finally Found Hamas. What Took So Long?
Oren Kessler, New Republic, 8.11.2014
Whatever the reason-Hamas PR savvy, media incompetence, or the fear of retribution-it is astounding that the discovery has taken this long.
Hamas and the International Media
Meir Amit Intelligence & Terrorism Information Center, 8.10.2014
In retrospect it can be said that the local and foreign media reports generally followed Hamas policy.
Head of UN Gaza inquiry commission called to try Netanyahu at ICC
Yitzhak Benhorin, Ynet, 12th August
The appointment of the chairman of the panel, whose anti-Israel bias and opinions are known to all, proves beyond any doubt that Israel cannot expect justice from this body.
The Federation system once again illustrates the power of the collective by mobilizing its communities and opening an Israel Emergency Fund, "Stop the Sirens." As Operation Protective Edge continues, funds raised will support victims of terror; address the needs of vulnerable populations, including individuals with disabilities, new immigrants, and seniors; and to provide respite to children who live within 40 kilometers of the Gaza Strip. 100% of your donation will go directly to fund Israelis in need. There will be no administrative fees. In order to avoid credit card fees and maximize your donation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, and the amount of your donation and we will bill you. If you prefer, you may also donate online. (Please note this is a special one-time gift and does not count toward your Annual Campaign pledge.)
Check out our 2014 Annual Campaign video and see the faces of local community
members whose lives have been impacted by Federation programs and services!
Send a Memorial or Celebration Card to a Loved One!
Whether you are celebrating a child's B'nai Mitzvah, rejoicing in the birth of a new family member, or sending love to a friend in need, these certificates are customized for each occasion and feature a moving quote from a classic Jewish source.
We're Collecting E-Waste!
Help Federation raise a few shekels by donating your E-Waste to us! Drop off old computer monitors, cell phones, faxes, printers, and other E-Waste at our office. We'll take care of the rest! For more information, contact Melissa Chapman at email@example.com or 916-486-0906 ext. 304.