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Rally for Israel TONIGHT, July 10, 7:30 PM, New City Courthouse

Photo credit: Jewish Federation of Rockland County
Photo credit: Jewish Federation of Rockland County
Written by Jennifer Gilbart

The Jewish Federation of Rockland County will hold a rally in support of the state of Israel, which in recent weeks has been a target of missile attacks fired by terrorists in Gaza.  The rally will be held on the steps of the Rockland County Courthouse, 1 South Main Street, New City, NY on Thursday, July 10 at 7:30 PM.

More than 250 rockets have been fired into Israel from Gaza since June 12. On Monday, July 7, Israel launched Operation Protective Edge to intensify defensive efforts against Hamas and restore stability to the country.

Yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel is stepping up actions against terrorist organizations operating from Gaza as part of Operation Protective Edge. According to Netanyahu, "The operation will expand and continue until the rocket firing on our cities stops, and the quiet returns."

According to Diane Sloyer, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Rockland County, "we support the government of Israel in its response to the indiscriminate attacks launched against its people. As long as Hamas and other terrorist organizations in Gaza continue to target innocent Israelis, Israel must be able to do whatever is necessary to protect her citizens."

"Federation's role here in Rockland is to rally support and funding for Jews in need, wherever they live - at home, in Israel and worldwide," says Sloyer. "Tonight our role is to bring the community together in shared concern for our brothers and sisters in Israel."

A number of local Jewish leaders will speak at tonight's rally, and the public is encouraged to attend.

About the Jewish Federation of Rockland County
The Jewish Federation of Rockland leads efforts that strengthen Jewish life and meet the critical needs of the Jewish community in Rockland County, Israel, and around the world. As a member of Jewish Federations of North America, we are part of a network of 157 Jewish federations across the continent. The Jewish Federation of Rockland County is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization with offices at 450 West Nyack Road, West Nyack, NY. Learn more about the Jewish Federation of Rockland County at www.jewishrockland.org

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