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Video: A harrowing escape from Gazan snipers

This intense video shows a reporter from Israel's Channel 2 and his crew coming under sniper fire from Gaza while taping a segment in Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, near Sderot. The camera crew was there because a young volunteer from Ecuador had been killed by sniper fire on Jan. 15 while working i…

Help in a hurry

Worth a read is this article from JAFI about a new program they're using to funnel immediate cash grants (underwritten by UJC and Keren Hayesod) to Israelis directly affected by kassam rockets launched by terrorists in Gaza.

... Since the immediate assistance program started less than a mo…

Arriving in a different country

This posting was written by Karen Katzman, a UJC Community Representative from the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, after a visit to Ashkelon and the Sderot area this week. Yesterday, I joined a group of a dozen UJC Israel senior staff members and several community representatives…

The impact of kassams

A recent surge in kassam rocket attacks from Gaza-based terrorists has again battered the Sderot region.

Here are a few photos from The Israel Project, showing damage to both people and property in the past few weeks. And below the photos, read on for a bit of background about what kassams …

Close call for Sderot Hillel - kassams hit during film series

(This posting by Rabbi Yossie Goldman, president of Hillel Israel, originally appeared on the Hillel Experience blog on JPost.com.) Dear friends, All through the fall semester, Hillel Israel centers have been struggling heroically to attract students to programs in spite of a prolonged…

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