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Operation Protective Edge

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2014

CONTACT: Jessica Rosenberg, 212-303-8140, JRosenberg@Hadassah.org

NEW YORK – Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, voiced concern and support for the safety of the people of Israel. Marcie Natan, national president, released the following statement:

At times of unrest in Israel, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America supports the people of Israel and affirms its support for peace and security in the Middle East. We assert our unwavering support for Israel’s sovereignty and security and renew our calls for the Palestinian Authority to comply with their commitments and denounce these attacks.

The country and the people of Israel need our help, support and prayers at this critical moment. Hadassah is doing everything we can as we now focus much of our resources – in Israel, in the United States, and across the globe – to meet their necessities. With one of the most renowned trauma centers worldwide, Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) is prepared and waiting to serve the medical needs of all patients – Jewish or otherwise – and to do its part to provide a place of peace, healing and safety, at a time of grave concern.

Our priorities at this moment are providing unparalleled medical care for those in need, as well as protecting HMO staff and patients, Youth Aliyah children and their families, and Young Judaea staff and students. Our two Youth Aliyah Villages have reached out and offered home hospitality to all of the districts in the south. We will do whatever we can to bring a sense of calm to our family in Israel.

May we all know only peace in the coming weeks.

"Operation Protective Edge" Talking points, July 8, 2014

Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is the largest women's Zionist Jewish membership organization in the United States, and was founded in 1912. 330,000 members, associates, and supporters strong, Hadassah is now in its second century, growing our commitment to innovative and life-changing medical care and research, women's empowerment, education, advocacy, philanthropy and building Jewish identity – in Israel, America and around the world. For more information, visit www.hadassah.org.

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