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My Niece – a 1st Lieutenant in the IDF – Has Been Called Up to Protect Israel. What are You Doing?


  1. My niece Yonina, a 1st lieutenant,
    is part of the 75,000-100,000 reservist called up to the Israel Defense
    Forces. She is somewhere dangerous, doing something important. And Hamas
    IS shooting at her. She wants us to remember that this conflict did not start with
    Israel pinpoint bombing in Gaza. In the last year, over 850 missiles have
    been shot into Israel from Gaza.
      Over 12,500 since 2009.
    Israel has held back, had patience, for longer than most other countries
    would.  Thank you for your prayers for her safety and for all who are
    defending Israel’s actions. 
  2. Watch then post to
    Facebook/Twitter these three
    powerful videos
    : The first features
    a mother explaining the impact of rockets on children in Israel. The second shares
    how a first responder in Sderot has managed the situation. Check out this incredible
    video about Iron Dome
    , Israel’s rocket defense system. The
    footage was taken at a wedding and you can see rockets fired and destroyed
    mid-air, as the alert siren rings in the background. 
  3. Read then post these two
    articles: Click
    here
     to view the latest memo that details why Israel was forced
    to respond to Hamas. Click
    here
     to view an article by the Reform Jewish Movement’s Rabbi Eric Yoffie on the
    progressive case for Israel’s actions
    .
  4. Look then Post this Map App: How
    Close is Hamas to Israel? Click
    here
     to be taken to a map that shows from what distance Hamas
    rockets could hit your community. When prompted, indicate that you will
    give permission to use your location so that the map will automatically
    center on your location.  

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