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March 12,  2012
Israeli Security  Update

Hadassah  representatives joined coalition partners from the Conference of  Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on a briefing yesterday  with Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel in New York. The  Consul General provided background information regarding the planned  terrorist attack against Israel, assessed the current security  situation—with over 140 rockets launched from Gaza and 1 million Israelis  in shelters—and discussed various questions for moving forward.    The Conference of  Presidents released a statement condemning the rocket fire and calling on  the international community to prevent weapons flow and financial support,  which would enable future attacks.   The statement can be found below.  Hadassah and its coalition  partners will continue to monitor the security situation in  Israel and will provide  additional updates as they become available.

CONFERENCE OF PRESIDENTS CONDEMNS CONTINUING  ROCKET FIRE  FROM GAZA ON SOUTHERN ISRAEL CALLS UPON INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO  DENOUNCE ATTACKS, PREVENT  WEAPONS FLOW AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT ENABLING  FUTURE ATTACKS

New  York, March 11, 2012

The following statement was issued on behalf  of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations by  Richard B. Stone, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein,  CEO. We condemn in the strongest terms  the continuing rocket fire from Gaza  against the civilian populations of southern Israel. It  is absolutely unacceptable that hundreds of thousands of people, up to a  million, live under constant threat of terrorist attack using mortars and  rockets as well as cross-border assaults. The Palestinian terrorist groups  perpetrating these attacks seek to kill indiscriminately and bring normal  life and commerce to a standstill. Schools have had to be closed and an  entire region had to spend this weekend, as they have countless nights, in  bunkers. No country can or should have to tolerate such a situation.  Israel must do whatever it  deems appropriate to safeguard its citizens and borders. The international  community must not only denounce such attacks in unambiguous terms, but  they also must help prevent the weapons flow and financial support that  enables these attacks to continue. Egypt must  be assisted to assure that the transfer of weapons is stopped.   Once again we see the nefarious role  of Iran as it provides  financing and weapons to terrorist groups in Gaza. This explosive  situation can be quieted only by a unified front led by the  United  States that acts against and sanctions  the terrorists and their supporters.
Date: 3/12/2012
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