UJA New York arrives in Israel


A mission marking the 90th
anniversary of the UJA-Federation of New York arrived in Israel. The
organization’s trip Sunday was scheduled to coincide with
Memorial Day and Independence Day in Israel.

After touring the country and
visiting federation projects there, the 350 participants are scheduled
to attend an event at the Knesset. Prime
Minister Ehud Olmert, Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik and U.S. Ambassador
to Israel Richard Jones will speak at the event.

The federation
has been active in Israel since its founding in 1948. In
the past 10 years it has contributed some $700 million to projects in
the country.

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