Families and supporters of three Israeli soldiers and a businessman being held by Hezbollah in Lebanon took part in a rally on their behalf in Ramat Gan. As part of efforts to raise awareness of the plight of the four, the Jewish federation in Chicago launched a campaign calling on people to wear blue ribbons. In another development, Hezbollah officials rejected a request by the Red Cross to see the four.
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