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Update – 2 July 2007

Resources on Gilad Shalit, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev

The awareness campaign week for Israel’s kidnapped soldiers Gilad Shalit, Udi Goldwasser and Eldad Regev culminated in a rally in Melbourne’s city centre on Monday June 25, 1 year to the day that Gilad was kidnapped and 18 days prior to the kidnapping of Udi and Eldad. Speakers at the rally included Senator Mitch Fifield, Mark Dreyfus QC, Tony Lupton MP and Anat Kiviti-Manor, a close friend of Udi Goldwasser and his wife Karnit.

The rally was well attended by more than 500 people.

Read more on the the Australian Jewish News website.

Click here to view photos from the rally as well as preparations by Melbourne’s youth movements and AUJS.

More media reports are also available in the media section of this site.

Even as the sad anniversary passes, you can continue to support the campaign by spreading the message about the plight of Gilad, Udi and Eldad.

Please leave a message of support for the 3 young men and their families.

The blue ribbon campaign, initiated after Gilad, Udi and Eldad were kidnapped last year is continuing. Blue ribbons are available from the reception of the Beth Weizmann Community Centre, and we encourage all community members to continue wearing ribbons as a reminder and symbol of the 3 young men.

You can also provide a simple visual reminder of Gilad, Udi and Eldad every time you send an email by using the blue ribbon logo:

The rally on June 25 was an initiative of the State Zionist Council of Victoria (SZC) youth and was led by Victoria’s Zionist youth movements and the Australasian Union of Jewish Students.

Thank you for your support.

With grateful thanks to Spotlight and trafficlight.