United in tragedy and hope

Unity exists in good times and bad, but sometimes it takes crisis and tragedy to reveal the common bonds that exist within our community.

May 11, 2017 17:38
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Jerusalem Unity Prize award ceremony

The Fraenkel,Shaer and Yifrach families, with President Reuven Rivlin and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat at the Jerusalem Unity Prize award ceremony. (photo credit: SASSON TIRAM)

Nearly three years have passed since the kidnapping of three Israeli teens – Gil-Ad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel and Eyal Yifrach – captured the attention of the nation and the world.

For two weeks in the late spring of 2014, as their fate was largely unknown, people all over the globe rallied in prayer and hope for their safe return, producing an unparalleled sense of unity and togetherness.


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