Media Advisory - Tonight: Jewish Community Rallies for People of Israel



    TORONTO, Jan. 8 /CNW/ - A rally to show support for the people of Israel
will take place tonight, Thursday, January 8th beginning at 7:30 pm at Beth
Tzedec Synagogue (1700 Bathurst St.) in Toronto. The rally is part of a
national initiative to show support for those living in Israel's southern
region, who, for the past 8 years, have been paralyzed by thousands of Hamas
missiles from Gaza. Rallies across the country will take place on the same
night in Montreal, London, Hamilton, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver and
Halifax.
    In 2008, Israel's southern region was struck by close to 3000 missiles.
Close to a million Israelis live in the range of missiles now being fired from
Gaza.
    The Toronto rally will feature Former Israeli Ambassador and high profile
political commentator Alon Pinkas. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is
expected to deliver a prepared speech to the Toronto rally and there will be a
live, satellite broadcast from Beersheva, Israel.
    A live webcast of the rally will also be available courtesy of UIA
Federations Canada at
http://events.onlinebroadcasting.com/uiafc/010809/index.php
    The rally in Toronto is organized by UJA Federation of Greater Toronto,
CIJA (Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy), Canadian Jewish
Congress Ontario Region, Canada Israel Committee and CJPAC (Canadian Jewish
Political Affairs Committee).





For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Sally Szuster, Public and Media
Relations, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, Phone: (416) 840-2988, Cell:
(647) 280-6017, sszuster@ujafed.org, www.jewishtoronto.com

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