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Video: JDC relief efforts in the Gaza perimeter

Click to watch the video below, and meet some of the amazing (Federation-supported JDC professionals and the determined residents of the Gaza perimeter region of Israel as they cope with the attacks from Hamas.


Dispatches from the PR battle: Jan. 16

Jacob Dallal, Director of Public Relations for the Jewish Agency in North America (JAFI is a UJC/Federation partner agency), was recently called up to do reserve duty in the IDF Spokesperson's Unit, where he served for 5 years and hold the rank of Major. Jacob is reporting on the IDF's PR w…

This is a Kassam morning

Soni Singer is the director of JAFI's San Diego-IBIM Student Village, situated one and a half miles from the Gaza border. She and her husband live on the outskirts of the village, and have two small children. She recorded this video to explain how her family copes with the frequent warnings …

JAFI War Diary from Southern Israel - Ravit Ohayon-Michal

Reprinted from JAFI.org; original available with other War Diary entries here.

January 14, 2009 / 18 Tevet 5769

I couldn't sleep Monday night. I couldn't stop thinking about our soldiers who are still fighting in Gaza and because of them things are quiet tonight. I thought about Nir, our Net…

Media coverage: Lionel from Air America radio, live from Israel

From January 12-14, UJC has been conducting a media mission to the embattled areas of Israel. Below is some of the coverage from that mission.

Lionel is a host -- who apparently doesn't have a last name in his radio persona -- on Air America, a talk-radio network with affiliates throughout N…

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