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Operation Protective Edge – Day 16 Today Israelis demonstrated once again the meaning of unity — that we are indeed, one people. More than 30,000 Israelis attended Max Steinberg’s funeral, a “lone soldier” up until today, who died in combat but was mourned by a nation, his extended family. Max’s mother said at his funeral: […]

Update from JCC Israel Center

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Operation Protective Edge – Day 15   Sgt. Sean Carmeli, a Golani fighter was killed in the Gaza earlier this week. Sean was under the official status of “a lone soldier” as his parents live both in the United States and in Israel. The 6,000-mile journey Sean’s parents made to bury him must have been […]

Update from JCC Israel Center

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Operation Protective Edge – Day 14 By the end of today, we mourn the loss of 25 Israeli soldiers that were killed since the ground operation began. We never get used to the pain; it’s always shocking, always heartbreaking. Israel is burying its sons. They are not anonymous Israeli men — they are now all our children, […]

Update from JCC Israel Center

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Operation Protective Edge – Day 11 At exactly 10:30 pm Israel time last night, our troops entered the Gaza Strip and marked the beginning of the ground operation. Israeli residents living near the Gaza border have been instructed to stay at bomb shelters throughout the night. In the lead up to this escalation, Israel had […]

Update from JCC Israel Center

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Operation Protective Edge – Day 10  On the tenth day of Operation Protective Edge, the ground war has just started. Today, it really hit me— the great dissonance between the reality of missile attacks and red alerts, and going about our lives. This was really driven home for me yesterday when I visited one of […]

Update from JCC Israel Center

JCCs Stand with Israel

Operation Protective Edge – Day Nine As I was writing yesterday’s update about Israeli volunteers, 37-year-old Dror Hanin, father of three from Israel’s center, drove to the Gaza border to share refreshments with Israel’s soldiers.  Dror was hit by a missile and died from his wounds a few hours later. Dror paid for his kind heart with […]

Update from JCC Israel Center

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Operation Protective Edge – Cease-Fire or Day Eight? After a relatively quiet night, this morning began with hopes for a cease-fire to end this round of fighting. Israel’s security cabinet accepted the Egyptian cease-fire initiative. Hamas’ armed wing, on the other hand, rejected the offer, saying it represented surrender to Israel.As soon as Israel accepted […]

Update from JCC Israel Center

JCCs Stand with Israel

Operation Protective Edge – Day Seven The seventh day of Operation Protective Edge began with an increase in the number of missiles launched at Israel’s south. Earlier today Israel used a Patriot missile to intercept a Hamas drone. Yesterday the situation escalated when Hamas struck further into the heart of Israel than ever before, with a rocket […]

An update from JCC Israel Center

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Operation Protective Edge- Day four The fourth day of Operation Protective Edge began with an early morning shooting from southern Lebanon aimed at Israel’s most northern town, Metula, which sits on the Lebanese border. No damage or injuries were reported. At this point it is still unclear who was behind this one sporadic attack. This […]

An update from JCC Israel Center

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July 10 2014 Operation Protective Edge – background and updates During the search for the three missing Israeli boys, Eyal Yifrach, GilAd Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel, Israel’s Defense Forces arrested many former prisoners who had been released during the prisoner exchange that resulted in the release of captive soldier Gilad Shalit in 2011. At that […]

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