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UJC blacking out Web site for Yom Hazikaron

NEW YORK (JTA) — The umbrella organization of the Jewish federation system will black out its Web site in honor of Israel’s Memorial Day.

The homepage for the United Jewish Communities,, will redirect to a black screen Tuesday with the words “Two minutes of silence in commemoration of Yom Hazikaron, because words cannot express our gratitude.”

A timer will count down the time in honor of Israel’s war casualties. After the two minutes, the page will redirect to a 30-second Yom Hazikaron video.

Visitors can then go to a page where they can make donations to help Israel’s victims of war and terror.

Eleven U.S. federations will have similar blackout pages on their Web sites.