In addition to keeping current on the news from Israel and trying to bring more truth and fairness to the conversation about Israel in our home communities, we American Jews have a sacred responsibility to support Israel. These organizations are worthwhile, hands-on agencies that support the people of Israel.
The news from Israel is always changing and seldom easy to understand. Here are some of the most reliable news sources to learn about the current situation in Israel.
ADDITIONAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT SUPPORT ISRAELI SOLDIERS:
Peace of Mind – A division of the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma, Peace of Mind treats PTSD in soldiers who’ve seen combat.
The Michael Levin Lone Soldier Center – In Operation Protective Edge, two American Lone Soldiers were killed in Gaza. There are more than 6,000 Lone Soldiers – defined as any soldier with no family in Israel – serving in the IDF.
Yashar Lachayal – Provides equipment and clothing to soldiers who need it.