Raising awareness of Gilad, Eyal and Naftali
We have details of a number of events around the country where you can show your solidarity with the kidnapped Israeli teenagers Gilad, Eyal and Naftali:
- In Manchester - the Zionist Central Council, the Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester Region, the Israel Information Centre, StandWithUs UK, Bnei Akiva, FZY, Habonim Dror and other youth groups are holding a community vigil for the three kidnapped Israeli boys to be held at a North Manchester location at 11:30 am on Sunday 22 June. Please bring your Israeli flags. For details of the venue please contact the ZCC at email@example.com or 0161 740 8835.
- In London – the Zionist Federation has organised a solidarity event at a North London venue on Wednesday 25 June 2014 from 7.30pm. Space is limited, tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bringbackourboys-solidarity-event-tickets-12004492761 and further details are here:https://www.facebook.com/events/659845410764125
- In Brighton – tonight (Thursday 19 June) at 6.45pm at Ralli Hall, 81 Denmark Villas, Hove BN3 3TH, 30 minute ceremony led by Rabbi Andrea Zanardo.
The Embassy of Israel is asking all those who wish to see the safe return of these boys, to help raise awareness of their kidnapping by adding a simple badge to your Facebook page, and encouraging others to do the same – either via mailing lists, or just by telling all your friends about it.
CLICK THIS LINK to add the badge and this link is how you can share it far and wide -http://picbadges.com/3670858.
This is the Israeli Defence Forces’ briefing on the ongoing situation:
Job opportunity - campaigning against the delegitimisation of Israel
The Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) and a range of communal partners are working together on an exciting new project to counter the delegitimisation of Israel in key areas of UK civil society. They are recruiting a Campaign Executive to work with me as Director of We Believe in Israel to deliver this project.
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Events in the wider Middle East
A number of events this week are shining a spotlight on Iran’s relations with the West. Foreign Secretary William Hague has announced the reopening of the British Embassy in Tehran, a decision which coincides with the latest round of P5+1 talks with Iran in Vienna and reports that the US is holding a dialogue with Iran about the crisis sweeping Iraq. To discuss this, BICOM Director of Research Dr. Toby Greene spoke with BICOM Senior Visiting Fellow Brig. Gen. (res.) Michael Herzog. You can read more herehttp://www.bicom.org.uk/analysis-article/20850/ and listen to the interview in full atwww.bicom.org.uk/podcasts.
Director, We Believe in Israel