JNF Works with Families in Gaza Border Towns
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December 31, 2008 -- New York, NY -- Since the start of Israel’s operation in Gaza on Saturday, Jewish National Fund-Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael has been at the ready on all fronts to do what it does best: caring for the land and people of Israel.
"We're here doing all sorts of service projects to help people in need," said Nadav Havivi, one of the AWB participants. "I don't feel unsafe. Even more, I feel like we should be here telling other people that it's okay to come to Israel."
"Jewish National Fund is united with the people of Israel," said JNF President Stanley M. Chesley in a letter to donors. "We support them and will continue to do what we always do. We act, and of this I am very proud."
Top photo: One of the security roads on the border with Gaza.
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