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  • More than 72 rockets were fired by Hamas today, including at Israeli major cities, as far north as Zichron Yaakov, only 20 miles from Haifa. The Iron Dome intercepted a barrage of rockets intended to hit the Dimona nuclear reactor.
  • Among the rockets Hamas has fired is…

Statement on the Escalation of Hamas Rocket Attacks on Israel

Federation President Mark H. Scoblionko and Executive Director Mark L. Goldstein today issued the following statement:

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley is extremely concerned about Hamas’ escalating rocket attacks against Israeli citizens. We support Israel’s right to defend i…

Israel Launches Operation Protective Edge

For over a month Israel has been barraged with rockets from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. The rockets preceded the kidnappings of the three Israeli teens and continued throughout their captivity; even on the day of the funeral over 18 rockets were launched into Israel. In response to this…

Update: Rocket Fire Intensifies in Israel


According to the IDF, more than 220 rockets have been fired into Israel from Gaza since June 12, endangering the lives of over 3.5 million Israelis who live in the line of fire. 
 
Just today, the IDF reported than more than 80 rockets have been fired, 40 of them between 8:00 p.m. and 9:0…

Lehigh Valley Jewish Community Mourns Loss of Murdered Israeli Teens

On behalf of our Lehigh Valley Jewish community, we join with our brothers and sisters across the Jewish world in mourning the tragic and senseless loss of Naftali Fraenkel (16) z"l, Gilad Shaar (16) z"l, and Eyal Yifrach (19) z"l.

We express our deepest condolences to their families and lo…