Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Jews in hostile states pray for Israeli soldiers

Jews living precariously in the world's most violently anti-Israel states in the Middle East have apparently signed their names and countries of origin on an Internet site that is coordinating a world-wide prayer rally slated for Tuesday for IDF soldiers, the Jerusalem Post reports (with thanks: Albert).

Twenty-eight from Iran, 12 from Syria, and five from both Lebanon and Iraq ( funny, there are only six Jews left in that country - Ed) have signed up so far, according to Eran Gefen, CEO of Y&R Interactive, a PR firm that established the site with the aid of Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger. Others involved with the effort include the Jewish Agency, the Foreign Ministry and numerous media, including The Jerusalem Post.

Gefen admitted that he could not know for sure whether those who signed up were actually Jews. "We can't check their family tree, but they are joining the prayer for the IDF," he said. He added that he would keep the names of these signatories secret to protect their safety.

"Iranian Jews normally do not have access to Israeli Internet content," said Gefen. "But it seems that some managed to bypass the block and it is very exciting to hear their virtual voices."

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Anonymous said...

But leaders of Iran's Jewish community continue to denounce Israel's operations in Lebanon:


Anonymous said...

Here's an older article I found today: