Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Here's A Great Support Group Initiative


Standing Together is a non-profit organization that started by sending pizzas to soldiers guarding the checkpoints. Seeing the smile on the soldier's faces helped the volunteers of Standing Together realize the importance of keeping our soldiers happy. Standing Together then began to cater to the different needs of soldiers, sending drinks, food, clothes, undergarments, and more to our soldiers in the field. Every Independence Day Standing Together arranges barbecues for over 1,500 soldiers who are on duty instead of celebrating with their families. The Friends of IDF in Israel ("FIDF") are the organizations cosponsors, helping Standing Together change the lives of some of our soldiers. This is only the beginning.

What campaigns have been run recently?

Donating mini-fridges and microwaves for hospital rooms.
Presenting each wounded soldier with a personalized bathrobe.
Rosh Hashanah Greeting Card Campaign.
Mobile cell phone charging unit.
Treats and pizza pies for soldiers at the front.
Underwear and toiletries for soldiers during the war.
Independence Day barbecues at army bases and checkpoints.
National Donut Week.
Challot from Sderot.


Anonymous said...


I am a Palestinian refugee, I am 24, born and raised in Saudi Arabia. My family was originally living in Safad before being forced to leave to Lebanon/Syria. Obviously, I never was there.

Forgetting the war that is going on now, I want to ask you, what is the best solution to the problem of Palestinian refugees living in Arab countries? I am interested in your answer, especially that you work in the education field.

I apologize for writing my question in the comments filed. Is there any other way to contact you?

YMedad said...

Well, first things first. Ask your elder relatives why they were forced to leave Safad. If they say, "we didn't recognize the right of the Jews to rebuild their country even after the British gave us all of TransJordan and after the UN gave us all of what is Judea, Samaria and Gaza today plus much of the Galillee and the Negev", then ask them, "we do you now acknowledge their right?" and if they say, "no", I'm sorry but I have no solution for you because with that attitude, the conflict will get violent all over again, just like with Gaza - we disengaged but Hamas preferred to keep fighting for all.

Anonymous said...

It is not about Hamas now. I am talking about my situation.

Right to rebuild their country? Given by Brits? The British ruled our land just like they ruled India. But the difference is, they handed India back to Indians. Anyways, let's not discuss this, because I don't think I can convince you believe in my case, neither you can convince me.

I hope you don't find me offensive, I am trying to be polite. I just have 2 questions:

1 - You are a Zionist, what does that mean? What do you tell your children, students, or grandchildren about it? I want it from your perspective, so I can compare it with the way it is taught in Arabic schools.

2 - Some Jews are against you Zionists, and even against having a country for Jews. How is that possible? Is it because they follow different belifs? like from a different Jewish sector?