Wednesday, September 7th is 'Gilad Schalit Day' in NYC

By JORDANA HORN
September 7, 2011 19:52

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

NEW YORK – In the presence of Noam Schalit, Israeli Consul General Ido Aharoni and, New York City political leaders and Jewish leaders, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn proclaimed Wednesday, September 7th “Gilad Schalit Day” in New York City.

Schalit’s father intends to meet this week with United Nations ambassadors prior to September’s UN General Assembly, advocating on behalf of his son. Gilad Schalit has been held in captivity in isolation by Hamas without any visits from the Red Cross or other humanitarian organizations in violation of international law for 1900 days.

The New York event struck a chord with New York political figures.

"There is a great friendship between New York City and Israel, so it was important to us to recognize the horror of Gilad's continued imprisonment, and to stand united with his family and all of Israel in seeking his safe return,” Garodnick told the Post. “As a new father, I cannot imagine what the Schalit family must be going through."

Related Content

Breaking news
July 21, 2018
Incoming Mexico leader blasts campaign fine as 'act of vengeance'

By REUTERS