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AZM backs campaign for internet birthday greetings for Gilad Shalit

NEW YORK (Press Release)–The American Zionist Movement issued the following statement on Friday, August 20:

Gilad Shalit was kidnapped four long years ago…four years of endless suffering and agony.  To the  hostage, time itself is torture. It becomes an enemy. Filled with uncertainty, his time is different from ours. His waiting is not like ours. His minutes are longer than ours. When will all good, decent and sensitive men and women mobilize their energy to put an end to this human scandal? They must be made to realize that their silence only helps the jailer, never the prisoner. – Elie Wiesel

“On August 28, Gilad will mark his 24th birthday – his fifth in captivity.  Two weeks later, while Jews across the world celebrate Rosh Hashanah with family and friends, Gilad remains alone and his family will be all too aware of their missing son and brother.  The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations is launching a new website, http://www.giladgreetings.org, to provide people across the United States, in Israel and around the world a vehicle to express their solidarity with Gilad and his family.

” If you are making a trip to Israel, there are opportunities to show your solidarity while you are there.  Visit the American Zionist Movement (AZM) website for a selection of ideas.

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Preceding provided by American Zionist Movement

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