Friday, August 17, 2012

Federation Editorial on Gaza in Today's Union Tribune!

Did you know that the needs of the Gaza population are being met daily with the arrival of hundreds of trucks allowed in by Israel carrying tons of food supplies, medications and other necessities? Did you know that the tunnels of Gaza are illegal, dangerous and will never be a step toward achieving peace?

Today the San Diego UT newspaper published an opinion piece, “The tunnels of Gaza: Going underground to survive” by UCSD Professor Gary Fields. Federation's Jewish Community Relations Center (JCRC) published a counter op-ed, “The tunnels of Gaza: Terrorist attacks won’t lead to peace” alongside it. The JCRC wishes to thank the Israel Action Network (an initiative of JFNA and JCPA), Aaron Truax of Federation and J.J. Surbeck of T.E.A.M. San Diego for their help in crafting a powerful response.

Through advocacy, organizing, service and partnerships, the Federation's JCRC pursues social justice, ensures a vibrant Jewish community, and builds a network of support for Israel. The JCRC promotes its goals through its programmatic work focusing on government relations, Israel advocacy and international affairs, interfaith, ethnic and inter-group relations, and Holocaust remembrance and education, always with an emphasis on consensus-building among diverse groups.

Read more about your Federation's JCRC here.


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