7/19/2006 5:35:00 PM
To: National Desk
Contact: Sharon Bender of B'nai B'rith International, 202-857-6699 or 202-297-0003 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON, July 19 /U.S. Newswire/ -- B'nai B'rith International is launching an Israel Emergency Fund in response to the horrific events in Israel. Its goal is to raise funds to assist the Israeli victims of terror and to help meet the ongoing personal needs of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers.
In the past week, more than 1,000 missiles have been fired into Israel, taking lives, destroying homes, wreaking havoc in the northern regions of the country. At the same time, Israel has been enmeshed in an all-out fight to eliminate the Hezbollah threat from Lebanon. And, embattled in Gaza as well, Israel has poured enormous human and financial resources into its ongoing fight for peace and security.
Donations will be accepted online at http://www.bnaibrith.org/ief or by mail at:
Israel Emergency Fund, B'nai B'rith International, 2020 K Street, NW, 7th floor, Washington, D.C. 20006
With members throughout the United States and more than 50 countries worldwide, B'nai B'rith International is a national and global leader in the area of United Nations reform, international affairs, domestic policy, senior services, and Jewish identity. As the oldest and most widely known and respected Jewish organization, B'nai B'rith advocates for Jewish unity, security, and continuity in the United States and worldwide. Visit http://www.bnaibrith.org for more information.