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April 11, 2024


New information suggests many hostages are no longer alive. It confirms what we feared for a long time. I’m not going to pick one because they may no longer be alive. I will again say, ask, demand and cry
Bring Them Home.

Six F^<!#& Months

On the six-month anniversary of the war, an Israeli man and his wife ran over five demonstrators. The same day a funeral flower arrangement arrived at the home of Liri Elbag (she was our featured hostage two weeks ago) as if she had died. It may have been a cruel Hamas tactic, but it could have been an Israeli hater.

In this war that was launched with sadistic tactics, my greatest worry is the legitimacy of hate that is (for me) a direct result of incitement by Netanyahu and his collection of political cronies. Like we have seen here in the US, hate can be easily manipulated and with Passover, Independence Day, Memorial Day and Yom HaShoah coming it looks like a lot more tunnel and a lot less light ahead.

And while on the subject of tunnels, the hostages (those who are alive) have been inside one for 187 days. The political and military leadership that did not have the courage to resign remains in place and continues to fight a war with no hope. Don’t get me wrong, the heroic battle and sacrifice by Israeli soldiers is second to none. No other country would have turned things around essentially in one day, But the responsibility and failure is on them and they must go. Before they do (and they should have three months ago after the first hostage deal) empower those who are negotiating for the remaining hostages to do everything they can to Bring Them Home.

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Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker Ana Sazonov Answers Your Questions About Ukraine

On June 16, 2022, at our annual meeting, we hosted Ana Sazonov, executive director at the Jewish Federation of Columbia, SC. Ana recently returned from two weeks of volunteer work at the Ukraine border with Poland and shared her experience with us. We had many questions after and she answered all of them.

 

Greetings From Our Friends - Sent For Our Annual Meeting

Annual meeting greetings from New Bedford friend Ed Asner

Annual meeting greetings from Israeli
journalist and New Bedford friend
Tal Schneider
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New Bedford friend David Broza

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