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Update on Israel, thank you JFSA for your excellent communique.

Update October 18, 2023

Day 12 of Israel's War with Hamas

Key Points*

  • On day 12 of Israel’s War with Hamas, US President Joe Biden has landed in Israel in a highly significant show of solidarity and support. This is the first-ever visit of a sitting US President to the Jewish state during wartime.

  • Jewish Federations of North America have raised an astonishing $388 million to support Israel in her hour of need, surpassing two-thirds of the $500 million campaign announced just last week.

  • Despite Hamas claims of 500 Palestinians killed by an Israeli airstrike on a Gazan hospital, the IDF has presented conclusive evidence that the damage was from a Palestinian Islamic Jihad misfired rocket, and that the hospital itself was not hit. The governments of the US and the UK, among others, have agreed with Israel’s claims.

  • Israel has established a humanitarian zone in southern Gaza where international aid will be provided for fleeing Palestinians.

*provided by JFNA



Did you know...

The World Zionist Organization (WZO) has launched a campaign whereby non-Israelis who own homes in Israel can allow those properties to be used by victims who have lost their residences, as well as families evacuated from the south. The WZO will take responsibility to ensure that the properties are returned to their owners in the condition in which they were given.


Last week, Mayor Ron Nirenberg opened the City Council meeting with a resolution in support of Israel. Join us in thanking Mayor Ron by reposting this graphic on social media and tagging @MayorRonNirenberg and @CityofSanAntonio.


The Bar-Yadin Family Foundation has set up a 1:1 match for our community with the goal of raising a total of $2 million to directly assist the victims of terror in Israel.

Community Events for Israel

The Shuk

Tuesday, October 24 at 5:30 pm

San Antonio's young Jewish heroes are coming together to raise funds for the Israel Crisis Fund. Join them at the "shuk" and show your support for Israel.



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