Wednesday, December 17, 2008

This Chanukah, Light For Gilad

From an email:
Please spread the word about this.

*Light One Candle for Gilad*

Dear Friends:

It has been *906* days since Gilad Shalit has been kidnapped! Despite
relentless efforts from his family, friends and support from politicians and
friends around the world he still remains in captivity.

This Chanukah we will join together as a world wide community to show our
solidarity for Gilad forming a unbreakable light that will remind the world
that we have not forgotten our soldier, our son Gilad. We ask you to join us
at our Website to Light One Candle for Gilad.

This Hanukkah we are asking everyone to photograph or video, yourselves, friends, families, etc. lighting a candle for Gilad. The videos and photos should be sent to and they will be uploaded to our site. All will be compiled and sent to Gilad's family.

We hope that over 1 million people will help us shine the light on this call
for freedom. We have not forgotten Gilad, We will not forget him and we will
not stop praying for his freedom.

Please send this letter to your communities, to your friends and post it on

Gilad Shalit was born in Nahariya raised in Mitzpe Hilla in the Western
Galilee. He is the son of Aviva and Noam Shalit and brother of Yoel and

Gilad began his military service about a year ago – at the end of July 2005.
He preferred to serve in a combat unit despite the fact that he could have
avoided combat duty due to a low medical profile. Gilad was highly
motivated. He overcame all the obstacles facing a combat recruit of the
armored forces and successfully ended his training a few months ago. For the
last couple of months he has been on duty guarding and ensuring the security
of the settlements around Gaza.

Gilad is a well-mannered, quiet and introverted young man. An almost
permanent shy and hesitant smile light up his face. Gilad is always
volunteering to help everyone; even on his short vacations from the army he
helped his parents run their "Bed & Breakfast".

Since the attack at Kerem Shalom on Sunday, 06/25/2006, Gilad has been held
in the Gaza Strip by Hamas.

Join us in lighting a candle for Gilad.


This project is sponsored by: The FreetheSoldiers Coalition, StandWithUs,
United Jewish Communities, JCPA/Israel Advocacy Initiative, Hillel, Coucil
of Young Jewish Presidents, Jewish Community Relations Council of NY, Save
Our Soldiers and the Israel on Campus Coalition

Avi Posnick
Outreach Coordinator
StandWithUs East Coast
Office: (212) 398-2524
Fax: (212) 842 0161
Cell: (516) 698 3449

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