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The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles Stands in Solidarity With the People of Israel

Federation President Jay Sanderson is in Israel Now Representing the Los Angeles Jewish Community

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles strongly condemns Hamas and the terrorist organizations that have chosen to escalate their ongoing attacks against Israeli civilians in the past few days, and defends Israel's right to protect its citizens. Jay Sanderson, President & CEO of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, is currently in Israel and is on top of the latest developments as they are happening; including high-level briefings by governmental officials, as well as direct communications with non-governmental organizations on the ground. "I am here representing our Los Angeles Jewish community in support of and solidarity with our family in the South, the young people in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and the State of Israel," says Sanderson. "We express our deepest condolences to the families of today's victims in Israel. Our community is ready now and will always support Israel and our Jewish family, especially those living in the high impact areas of our homeland during this difficult time." Sanderson is available in Israel around the clock for further comments and interview requests.

Based on Jewish values, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles convenes and leads the community and leverages its resources to assure the continuity of the Jewish people, support a secure State of Israel, care for Jews in need here and abroad and mobilize on issues of concern to the local community, all with our local, national and international partners. Learn more at www.JewishLA.org.

SOURCE The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

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