Posted on 7/10/2017 2:59:57 PM
 
3rd Anniversary of the Founding of Oz VeGaon
 
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JOIN AFSI ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017

FOR OUR YEARLY

ZE'EV JABOTINSKY MEMORIAL TRIBUTE

7:30 PM at Park East Synagogue, NYC

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Dani Dayan, feature speaker at AFS's annual Ze'ev Jabotinsky Memorial Tribute, with AFSI Co-Directors

Helen Freedman & Judy Kadish

(The Israeli flag in the background

was salvaged from 9/11 wreakage)

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'The Zionist response is to build'

3rd Anniversary of the Founding of Oz VeGaon

 

As reported in today's Arutz Sheva,

Hundreds of people on Sunday marked three years since the establishment of theOz VeGaon nature preserve in Judea, a site established by Women in Green in memory of the three Israeli teens who were abducted and murdered by Hamas terrorists in June 2014.

 

Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Women in Green's Nadia Matar said, "I am very moved. I almost have tears in my eyes. Three years ago, this forest was a place where no Jews were walking. It was illegally taken over by Arabs. It was a garbage dump, there were Arab drug dealers here."

 

After the murder of the three teens - Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrah - Women in Green established the nature preserve as "a Zionist response" to the murders.

 

With the help of Jews from Israel and around the world, they turned the area from a dump to "a place that says that Zionism is alive and well,"continued Matar.

 

"Three years after that fateful day, here we are with hundreds and hundreds of children. We hear the music and the laughter of children. We hear that the land of Israel is ours, and we're doing this with the World Zionist Organization and the Zionist Council," she added.

 

"The Zionist response is to build, to have sovereignty, to say that this land is ours."

 

'The Zionist response is to build'

 

 

Here is a video of Women in Green's Nadia Matar discussing this momentous milestone.

 

Israeli sovereignty throughout Judea and Samaria!

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AFSI is very proud to have participated in the reclamation and building of Oz VeGaon, with financial contributions as well as hard, physical labor. AFSI volunteers helped to renovate one of the paths leading up to Oz VeGaon, as the sign below reads, Derech AFSI, or AFSI Way. 

 

 

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The 2017 Maccabiah Games - AFSI Friends Are There!

 

Opening ceremonies

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Chaim Silberstein (R)

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Len Weiss relaxing in his AFSI T shirt

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WHAT BETTER WAY TO ANSWER THE ANTI-ISRAEL UN THAN TO TRAVEL TO ISRAEL ON AN AFSI CHIZUK MISSION AND VISIT HEBRON AND THE MA'ARAT HAMACHPELA!

 

 

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Join thousands in Hebron and tell the world that UNESCO's votes are meaningless!

 

AFSI in ISRAEL - Mark Your Calendars NOW! 

 

Here are the dates for the next two AFSI Chizuk Missions:

 

November 7-14, 2017 - CHAYE SARAH in HEBRON and MORE

 

April 17-25, 2018 - YOM HA'ATZMAUT 70th Anniversary Celebration of Israel's Independence

 

Watch for itinerary details. Contact AFSI: 212-828-2424

 Reservations now being accepted.

 

(Please note: both missions end at night. If you are booking an immediate return flight after midnight (i.e., early AM), please make sure it is for the subsequent day.)