Memo to: Nancy
Thank you for the honor of representing National Hadassah at
this morning’s Human Rights Day Rally to Free Gilad Shalit.
It was an exciting morning, to say the least. I had the
pleasure of meeting Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Congresswomen Carolyn Maloney
and Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, as well as representatives from some of the rally
- American Association of Jewish Lawyers & Jurists:
Stephen Greenwald (president) and Marc Landis (Board Member)
- World Jewish Congress: Betty Ehrenberg (executive
- Stand With Us: Avi Posnick (regional coordinator)
After the rally, I was invited to join my esteemed
colleagues as we visited the International Committee of the Red Cross offices
where Stephen presented a letter written by the American Association of Jewish
Lawyers & Jurists and Avi presented petitions to ICRC Delegate Pierre
Dorbes. We then shared our concerns with Mr. Dorbes who explained to us what
the ICRC has done and will continue to do to obtain access to Gilad
Please find a copy of my speech below.
Again, it was my privilege and honor to represent our
beloved organization and I hope I made you proud this morning. I will forward photos taken at the event
to you for Hadassah’s use.
President, New York Region
Human Rights Day Rally @ International Red Cross Building, NYC
Tov! Thank you for being here this morning. I am proud to bring greetings from
Nancy Falchuk, National President of Hadassah. I am Ruth Gursky, President of the New York Region of
300,000 members of Hadassah, women and men from every election district in this
country, stand in solidarity with all of you, on Human Rights Day, to speak out
on behalf of Gilad Shalit.
fact that Gilad has been held captive for FOUR YEARS, and denied access to
humanitarian aid is an OUTRIGHT BREACH of the International Declaration of
Human Right and the Geneva Convention.
a CRIME! It’s a SHONDA!
urges the International Red Cross to ACT NOW and INTENSIFY its efforts to visit
Gilad AND work toward his release!
GILAD NOW! FREE GILAD NOW! FREE GILAD NOW!