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Operation Protective Edge: The Latest Posted on August 19, 2014 1:24 PM

Day 51 Update: Operation Protective Edge
August 27, 2014

The open-ended cease-fire that took effect at 7 pm local time on Tuesday, August 26, is holding so far.

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Jewish Federation, ADL Disturbed by Anti-Semitic Slogans, Images at Pro-Palestinian Rallies Posted on August 5, 2014 1:17 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and Anti-Defamation League are disturbed by the increase in anti-Semitic slogans and imagery at recent pro-Palestinian rallies in Seattle’s Westlake Park and Seattle Center.

"We are deeply troubled by the need to put out a second statement denouncing anti-Semitism here in Washington State. Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and all bias-motivated speech have no place in our political discourse," Keith Dvorchik, President and CEO of the Jewish Federation, said.

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JFGS and Jewish Community Members Condemn NRA Official's Statement Linking Gun Violence Prevention to Holocaust Posted on July 28, 2014 2:36 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and members of the Jewish community condemn the statement reportedly made by Brian Judy of the National Rifle Association that attempt to link policies to reduce gun violence to the Holocaust. The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle calls upon Mr. Judy to resign his position with the National Rifle Association.

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Stop the Sirens: Please Show Support Posted on July 13, 2014 8:55 AM

We can't silence them. But we can try to soften their impact on the lives of the children and families living under their blare.

Hamas' upgraded military capabilities put the vast majority of Israel's population within range of rocket fire. But all of Israel is within reach of our work.

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Jewish Family Service's refugee work needs our help Posted on July 10, 2014 1:26 PM
 
Earlier this week, President Obama asked Congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to continue resettling refugees scheduled to arrive in the United States.
 
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JFGS Condemns the Brutal Murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir Posted on July 7, 2014 11:35 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle condemns the brutal murder of 16 year old Mohammed Abu Khdeir.  We are appalled by the heinous nature of the crime.  We are grateful to the Israeli Police for their swift action and have confidence that Israel’s justice system will punish those responsible for the murder to the fullest extent under the law.

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Jewish Federation Allocates Funding for Community Programs Posted on July 2, 2014 12:24 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is pleased to announce allocation of funding for programs benefiting Jewish communities in Western Washington, Israel and overseas. Funding for the community as a whole will total $3,201,816 for fiscal year 2015, which began July 1.

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We Mourn for the Murdered Israeli Boys Posted on June 30, 2014 12:13 PM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle joins with the State of Israel and the worldwide Jewish community in expressing our grief and horror at the murder of Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach, the three Israeli boys kidnapped by terrorists on June 12. Eyal was 19, and Naftali and Gilad were 16.

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If We Save Only One Life - Pledge to Vote Yes on I-594 Posted on June 12, 2014 9:12 AM

These days, it seems as if every new week brings new gun violence to our communities. We take comfort in simple acts of heroism. We learn the names of new victims. We grieve. 

Sometimes, it seems as if nothing will change and nothing can be done. Yet, our Jewish tradition compels us to do everything in our power to save lives, to prevent bloodshed. We are taught that saving a single life is like saving the entire world.  

Imagine if you could save just one life. 

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Jewish Federation Deeply Saddened Gun Violence Has Struck Our Community Again Posted on June 6, 2014 9:28 AM

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is deeply saddened that gun violence has once again struck our community. Our thoughts and prayers today are with the victims of this tragedy, their families, and with all of the students, staff and faculty of Seattle Pacific University.

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