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Fortifying Schools in Ashkelon

Recently, we blogged about a strike affecting the 26,000 kids in Ashkelon schools -- parents felt the schools weren't being well-protected from missile strikes, so they pulled many kids out. Happily, there has been progress in making schools more secure, so the strike's over.

Below is a blog…

Houston Comes to Sderot

Houston media personality J.P. Pritchard (of KTRH Radio) joined members of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston on their Israel Mission in February 2009, and blogged about his eye-opening trip to Sderot and Ashkelon.

Sderot has been the target of as many as ten thousand missiles fired f…

Are missiles crippling Ashkelon's schools?

The News Item:

The Ashkelon Parents Committee late Sunday night called on the city's pupils to stay home Monday to protest the government's failure to fortify 130 schools - with 26,000 children - from rocket attacks. The committee voted on the measure, just one day after an advanced rocket l…

Maybe they can build Lego missile shelters?

Thirty-five preschools in southern Israel are among the recipients of thousands of large LEGO blocks from the toy's Danish manufacturer. The Danish ambassador to Israel, who delivered the good news, said: "the children who live under the threat of Qassams need to be able to escape to a worl…

Rainy Weekend in Ashkelon

This posting from Sigal of the Focus on Ashkelon blog is a reminder that even during the current cease-fire, the hits keep coming for the residents of Israel's Gaza perimeter...

This weekend was really stormy, windy and rainy. This is why in our neighborhood we didn't hear the rocket alert s…

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