For those of you in the states, my friend Stuart Katz is organizing a four day solidarity mission to Sderot. The trip departs New York the night of April 6th and returns back the morning of April 10th. The trip costs $999 and includes the flight, hotel accommodations in Ashkelon, meals, transfers, "hizdahut" (solidarity) and a small donation to Sderot.
Stuart has organized many similar missions like this during the intifada and after the Second Lebanon War. If you can get away for a few days, I promise this trip will be well worth it. You may think the trip will help those heroes in Sderot (and it will), but believe me you'll come out of it feeling like you were the one who was helped.
In spite of the army's recent "incursion" into Gaza, Kassam rockets continue to reign down on the city of Sderot and surrounding areas. The people that live down there are true heroes. Don't believe that the only people living there are people who can't leave. Many are staying because they will not cede this land to our enemies. I have even heard of and read about people choosing to move down there now.
But those citizens need to know that their fellow Jews have not abandoned them.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (516) 593-1785 ext 1001, or click on the link http://www.uniquead.com/israir/march/sderot_solidarity.html.
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