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Update: Helping Israel Under Attack

Contact: Sarit Schonbrun • JNF Communications Manager • 212-879-9305 ext. 222 •

July 24, 2006 -- New York, NY-- Katyusha rockets continue to fall on northern Israel, placing the entire region under attack and forcing residents to remain in bomb shelters. 

Since launching Operation Security Blanket 10 days ago, Jewish National Fund has raised over $885,000 to:

  • Send children from areas under rocket attack to permanent and temporary JNF-KKL campsites throughout central Israel, allowing them to escape the dangerous and stressful situation at home for a few days.
  • Build security bypass roads to protect citizens living on the Gaza border.
  • Provide Israeli firefighters and emergency responders with necessary safety equipment and fire trucks to battle the raging forest fires caused by rocket attacks. 

The following photographs are available as high-resolution jpegs upon request.  Please contact the JNF office in your area at 888-JNF-0099 for local information about this emergency campaign.  To support Operation Security Blanket, visit or call 888-JNF-0099.

Children at Nes Harim, a camp in American Independence Park outside of Jerusalem






JNF-KKL Firefighters

Fires rage in the north

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JEWISH NATIONAL FUND (JNF) began in 1901 as a dream and vision to reestablish a homeland in Israel for Jewish people everywhere. Jews the world over collected coins in iconic JNF Blue Boxes, purchasing land and planting trees until ultimately, their dream of a Jewish homeland was a reality. JNF gives all generations of Jews a unique voice in building a prosperous future for the land of Israel and its people.

JNF embodies both heart and action; our work is varied in scope but singular in benefit. We strive to bring an enhanced quality of life to all of Israel’s residents, and translate these advancements to the world beyond. JNF is greening the desert with millions of trees, building thousands of parks, creating new communities and cities for generations of Israelis to call home, bolstering Israel’s water supply, helping develop innovative arid-agriculture techniques, and educating both young and old about the founding and importance of Israel and Zionism.

JNF is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and United Nations NGO, which continuously earns top ratings from charity overseers.

For more information on JNF, call 888-JNF-0099 or visit


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