|The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee :: E-Newsletter 07/23/14
THE STRENGTH OF A PEOPLE. THE POWER OF COMMUNITY.
|An Open Letter to the Sarasota-Manatee Community|
Israel is hurting today, as is, the entire Jewish world. To our beloved State of Israel – we at The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee stand with you and embrace you.
As soon as Israel’s ground operation began, the Egyptian foreign minister strongly criticized Hamas, saying the terrorist organization could have saved dozens of lives had its leadership agreed to the Egyptian cease-fire proposal. His concern, in particular, was for the innocent children who have been killed during this operation. A child’s life, any child, is sacred. Children deserve to live in safe, loving and nurturing environments. It is so unfortunate that children pay the price for terror, cruelty and are cynically used as human shields and as propaganda tools. And don’t forget Hamas was DEMOCRATICALLY elected….
139 rockets were fired from Gaza, yesterday alone. One hit next to a school in Ashdod. Another struck an empty kindergarten in the Shaar HaNegev region. A house was hit in Yehud and a rocket landed 1 mile from Ben-Gurion Airport causing international fear and cancelling all flights in and out of Israel. We’ve lost 32 brave soldiers while they were uncovering and destroying tunnels built by Hamas with international aid money that was meant to feed, clothe and house Palestinians.
*READ THE COMPLETE LETTER HERE*and submit your comment
Howard Tevlowitz, Executive Director
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