Tuesday, July 18, 2006

We Stand With Israel

From the RCA:

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The Rabbinical Council of America, in partnership with the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, has today setup a simple, but it is to be hoped very effective, mechanism that will allow many men, women, and even children, to communicate to Israeli and U.S. leaders, their support, solidarity, and identification with the current actions of the State of Israel in defending itself against the terrorist entity Hezbollah.

Members of the community and public are encouraged to write emails to WeStandWithIsrael@rabbis.org. These emails will be immediately and automatically forwarded to the White House, the office of the Prime Minister of Israel, The Israel Defense Forces, and the UN Secretary General.

Supporters of the people of Israel are urged to facilitate awareness of this mechanism, by which the “silent majority” are empowered to easily and effectively translate their sentiments and concerns into effective action, at a critical moment in Israel’s history.

The availability and power of Internet communication can thus be effectively leveraged into concrete support and encouragement to the people of Israel, many of whom are under terrorist threat and rocket attack.

As explained by Rabbi Basil Herring, Executive Vice President of the Rabbinical Council of America, “All Israelis and Americans need to know right now that we stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Israel in this difficult hour. With this email campaign all of us can quickly and effectively convey in our individual voices that Israel’s cause is our cause; that Israel is fighting to defend the way of life that we all cherish, Jewish and non-Jewish alike.”

The Rabbinical Council of America urges all media outlets sharing these concerns to foster distribution of the following public service announcement, at their earliest opportunity, in print, and online:
Show Your Solidarity with Israel - Right Now!

Show our brothers and sisters in Israel that we stand with them in this hour of peril, while also sending a message to Washington and the UN that Israel’s actions of self defense are fully justified. It will take practically none of your time and it will cost you nothing. All you need to do is send an email to WeStandWithIsrael@rabbis.org, and it will be immediately and automatically forwarded, with thousands of others, to Prime Minister Olmert, The Israel Defense Forces, The White House, and the UN Secretary General. Your message can be as short or as long as you choose, and it will surely make a difference.

Sponsored by the Rabbinical Council of America, in coordination with the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations. We encourage all other Jewish organizations and their members to take similar steps in support of Israel.

Am Yisrael Chai!

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