Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

JWV Supports the People of Israel

Fall 2015

The Jewish War Veterans of the USA condemns the recent wave of violence in Israel. We must support Israel and show that we cannot be intimidated. JWV urges the international community, Jewish and non-Jewish alike, to support the only democratic country in the Middle East. We are also appalled at the Palestinian attempt to rewrite history in its draft resolution to The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) that would designate Jewish holy sites including the Western Wall and the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron as exclusively Muslim sites.

This coming February, JWV National Commander Jerry Blum will lead the JWV Mission to Israel and our 30th Allied Veterans Mission. The Mission shows that we stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Israel, and shows Israel’s constantly precarious security situation to non-Jewish leaders in the veteran community. All are invited to join us for our 30th Mission to Israel, which will take place from February 21-March 1, 2016. You do not have to be Jewish or a veteran to participate.

Since 1986, JWV members and friends have traveled with Allied veterans to experience a different side of Israel. We visit historical, religious, and cultural sites ranging from the Western Wall to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and from Bethlehem to Yad Vashem, Israel's official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust and a world renowned research center on Holocaust Studies. Military sites include Pnimiya Zvait, the IDF “West Point Academy,” the Armored Corps museum Latrun, an underground ammunition factory during the British Mandate period, and a visit with TZEVET, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) Veterans’ Organization.

JWV’s missions to Israel are more than tours, they are meaningful experiences. For more information and to register, contact Christy Turner at or 202-265-6280, ex. 417. You can also find the full itinerary on our website.

If you have always promised yourself you would visit Israel one day, what are you waiting for? Our Jewish homeland needs us now more than ever.

About Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America
Founded in 1896, the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America is one of oldest active veterans’ organizations in America. JWV is dedicated to upholding America’s democratic traditions and fighting bigotry, prejudice, injustice, and discrimination of all kinds. As a national organization, JWV represents the voice of America’s Jewish veterans on issues related to veterans’ benefits, foreign policy, and national security. JWV also commits itself to the assistance of oppressed Jews worldwide.

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