Thursday, May 28, 2009

Parents Of Kidnapped IDF Soldier Gilad Shalit To Accompany StandWithUs At The Salute To Israel Parade

From an email:
To march with us, please call 212 398 2524 or email avip@standwithus.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2009
CONTACT: Avi Posnick,
SWU East Coast Outreach Coordinator
212-398-2524 (o); 516-698-3449 (c)

        
PARENTS OF KIDNAPPED IDF SOLDIER GILAD SHALIT TO ACCOMPANY STANDWITHUS AT THE SALUTE TO ISRAEL PARADE
 
SUNDAY, MAY 31 ALONG FIFTH AVENUE IN NYC FROM 12:45-2PM
 

(May 27--New York) – StandWithUs is honored that the parents of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit will accompany us at the annual NYC Salute to Israel Parade on Fifth Avenue this Sunday, May 31,  from 12:45 PM to 2 PM. Gilad was captured almost three years ago in a Hamas cross-border raid and has been held captive since.  No word about his possible release has been given to the public or to his parents, Noam and Aiva Shalit, and Hamas has not permitted the International Committee for the Red Cross to visit him.
 
""Since Gilad’s kidnapping, StandWithUs has been at the forefront of efforts to ensure that he is not forgotten, and that his release remains an urgent public concern," said Avi Posnick, Outreach Coordinator for StandWithUs on the East Coast. StandWithUs has sponsored petitions, distributed postcards, partnered with the United Jewish Communities and the Freethesoldiers.org campaign, and organized rallies calling for Gilad to be set free. The Israel office of StandWithUs has also delivered postcards, in coordination with the Zionist Federation of Great Britain, to Gilad's parents from people all over the world. "We are truly honored to have Noam and Aviva Shalit stand with us at the parade. We will continue to support until Gilad is brought home safely," said Posnick.

 
Avi Posnick and Noam and Aviva Shalit are available for interviews.  Contact Avi at: 212-398-2524 (o); 516-698-3449 (c)
 
StandWithUs, an international, non-profit Israel education organization, hosts speakers and conferences, offers website resources and creates brochures and materials about Israel that are distributed globally. Based in Los Angeles, the organization has offices across the U.S. and in Israel and the UK.  SWU was founded in 2001 in response to the public’s need and desire for mainstream information about the Arab-Israeli conflict. StandWithUsCampus helps college students challenge anti-Israel bias. 

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