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