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On Sunday, November 18th, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, just 48 hours after it was planned, sent an airplane full of Jewish Torontonians wanting to show their support and solidarity with the people of southern Israel, on a special fly-in to the Jewish state. Fly-in participants will be part of a live broadcast which will be transmitted back to Toronto, and will be seen by the thousands of Torontonians participating at UJA Federation’s Rally for Israel, being held tonight at Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue, starting at 7:30 pm.
Fly-in participants are staying at Tel Aviv’s Intercontinental Hotel, and will visit UJA Federation’s partnership community of Bat Yam, and receive key updates on the current situation as they unfold with retired Colonel Miri Eisen; Iranian and Middle East scholar, Meir Javendafar; Member of Knesset, Yochanan Plesner; journalist Khaled Abu Toameh and Professor Reuven Hazan. Participants will also host children from Sderot and provide them with much needed respite.