From the Chicago Israeli Consulate
Thursday, June 24, 2010
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Federal Plaza (Adams and Dearborn)
June 25th marks four years since Hamas kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Let’s show the world that Gilad will not be forgotten and that we will continue to fight for his safe return home!
On June 25, 2006, Hamas terrorists tunneled into Israeli territory, kidnapping 19-year-old Gilad Shalit and killing two Israeli soldiers. Since that day, Gilad has been held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip and has not been allowed visits by any humanitarian organizations.
For more information on the event, please see the Facebook event page at http://www.facebook.com. For more information and for ways to help Gilad, please visit the Jewish United Fund website.
For more information on Gilad Shalit, his captivity, and efforts for his release, please visit the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs page and The Israel Project’s press release.
posted by rightthingtodo June 18, 2010
After President Obama decided to finally meet with BP CEO, Tony Hayward, the Republican National Committee came up with a new ad to remind us how Obama has spent his time since the oil rig explosion in the Gulf, on April 20, 2010. Here it is-
You know what the difference between George W. Bush and Barack Obama is? CONSCIENCE
Did you hear that, Sir Paul McCartney? CONSCIENCE, DECENCY
Fore-geddit ... George W. Bush played his last round of golf in August 2003 after he heard a truck bomb had killed 22 people in Baghdad / AP Source: AP
US President George W. Bush says he stopped playing golf in 2003 out of respect for the families of Americans killed in the war in Iraq.
“I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the Commander-in-Chief playing golf,” Mr Bush said in an interview with Yahoo and Politico.com.
“I feel I owe it to the families to be as – to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal,” he said.
Mr Bush said his last round of golf was in August 2003 when he was informed that a truck bomb had wrecked the UN headquarters in Baghdad, killing 22 people, including UN envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello.
“They pulled me off the golf course and I said ‘it’s just not worth it any more to do’,” Mr Bush said.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for the same thing from President Obama >> it’s not going to happen.