Writing to the IDF

July 16, 2014 by Brenda Segal
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More than 200 Melbourne community members have written letters of support to soldiers in the IDF.

 

Writing letters

Writing letters

Children, the elderly and members from the wider community joined in the letter writing campaign at the Beth Weizmann Community Centre . Pictures were drawn, letters were written in English, Hebrew and Russian all expressing the community’s fervent desire for peace and their unwavering support of Israel.

Red balloons with “Stop The Rockets” were prominently displayed around the auditorium as part of the Code Red: Stop the Rockets social network campaign.

These letters will be placed together with letters from the various schools and organisations and sent to Canberra to be placed in their diplomatic bag for distribution to the IDF.

Sam Tatarka, President of the Zionist Council of Victoria said: “ Writing letters to the soldiers was a tangible way the community could become involved in supporting members of the Israel Defence Forces.

“We have been approached by members of the community who wanted to show their support for the IDF. As we are now on the sixth day of sustained rocket attacks from Gaza and air raid sirens are sounding all over the country including Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, it is important for Israelis to know they have friends and supporters in Australia.”

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