Sunday, July 20, 2014
StandWithUs is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to informing the public about Israel and to combating the extremism and anti-Semitism that often distorts the issues.
Its core belief is that knowledge of the facts will correct common prejudices about the Arab-Israeli conflict, and will promote discussions and policies that can help promote peace in the region.
Through print materials, speakers, programs, conferences, missions to Israel, campaigns, and internet resources, it ensures that the story of Israel's achievements and ongoing challenges is told on campuses and in communities, the media, libraries, and churches around the world.
Based in Los Angeles, StandWithUs has offices and chapters in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Davis, Denver, Detroit, Chicago, Seattle, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Canada, France, the UK, Australia, and Israel.
This month the organization asked people to submit photos showing their support for Israel. In just one week it received over 400 photos from countries all over the world, including the United States, Czech Republic, Australia, the United Kingdom, El Salvador, Colombia, Germany, Paraguay, Canada, Nigeria and of course, Israel, just to name a few.
StandWithUs is still soliciting photos like the ones shown above and in the video below. They can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured in its Facebook album.
Am Israel Chai.
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)
(A tip of the kippah to Judith Berger for bringing the Stand With Us website to our attention.)