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Jewish Agency to start anti-terror drive
Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 @ 12:10:35 EDT
Topic: Hebrews

Anshel Pfeffer

The Jewish Agency will start a drive this week to raise support for Israel and its fight against terror among Jewish communities around the world, following the attack on Mercaz Harav yeshiva last Thursday.
Hundreds of JA and World Zionist Organization envoys will receive kits with photographs of the attack and information material to hold memorial events and rallies.

The campaign is also aimed to counter pro-Palestinian campaigns following the IDF's operation in the Gaza Strip, which killed 120 Palestinians.

The Anti-Defamation League on Friday denounced as "shocking" the United Nations Security Council's abstention from condemning Thursday's terror attack at a Jerusalem yeshiva.

"It is shocking that the Security Council could not bring itself to condemn this heinous terrorist attack on Israeli teenagers at a Jerusalem yeshiva," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, in a statement the American Jewish organization released Friday.

The U.S. has said that Libya - currently chairing the Security Council - blocked the United Nations from condemning the killing as a "terrorist attack", calling instead for "balanced action."

Foxman stressed that, "While it is heartening that many nations expressed support and sympathy with Israel in the aftermath of this horrific attack, formal action by the Security Council would send a powerful message that the Palestinian cause is not served by wanton acts of violence and terrorism, and that such attacks against civilians run counter to the interests of peace."

The American-Jewish leader added: "Where are all the calls for UN resolutions condemning the murderous acts of terrorism against civilians? Why should those who seek to thwart the cause of peace not be condemned? 


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