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Mother of rescued Israeli hostage Almog Meir speaks to press at the Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, June 10, 2024.

Father of Hostage Died Hours Before Son’s Rescue: ‘He Died of Grief’

Stand for Israel  |  June 10, 2024
Just as former hostage Almog Meir Jan finally returned home, his father died of grief before he could receive the good news.
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Thousands Pay Last Respects to Officer Killed in Hostage Rescue Op

Stand for Israel  |  June 10, 2024
A hero, husband, and father, loses his life to Hamas terrorists in the recent hostage rescue operation in Gaza.
Family members of released hostage Andrey Kozlov speak to the media at the Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, June 9, 2024.

IDF Rescues Four Hostages From Hamas Captivity

Stand for Israel  |  June 10, 2024
In a daring IDF operation, four hostages were rescued and brought home to loved ones this past weekend.
Israeli soldiers seen near the Israeli border with the Gaza Stip, in southern Israel, on March 4, 2024.

Israel Launches Precision Strike Against Terrorists Hiding in U.N. School

Stand for Israel  |  June 7, 2024
As the IDF ground operation in Gaza goes on, Hamas continues to use U.N. facilities in an attempt to mask its terrorist activities.
Israeli tanks near the Israeli-Gaza border, southern Israel, June 4, 2024.

IDF Soldier Killed During Hamas Infiltration Attempt

Stand for Israel  |  June 6, 2024
As Israel faces threats from all sides, we are saddened to learn another IDF soldier lost his life in Gaza defending Israel.
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Bishop Lanier From Auschwitz

Stand for Israel  |  June 6, 2024
Please pray with Bishop Lanier from Auschwitz.
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As Hezbollah Attacks Continue, Netanyahu Vows Strong Response

Stand for Israel  |  June 5, 2024
All eyes have been on northern Israel this week, and today an explosive drone injured at least 10 people.
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Faces of Iron: Keith

Stand for Israel  |  June 4, 2024
“The worst day in the history of Israel…” That’s how Keith describes October 7th, 2023, a day on which Hamas terrorists attacked the people of Israel, and a day on which Israelis like himself fought for the biblical homeland. In the hard months since the attacks, Keith is looking ahead to rebuild and make stronger this land he calls home—thanks to help from IFCJ and our faithful supporters.
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Faces of Iron: Shuki 

Stand for Israel  |  June 4, 2024
“I will never forget this day.” Like thousands of people in southern Israel, Shuki will always carry with him the trauma of living through—and surviving—the October 7th attacks. But, thanks to this elderly Jewish man’s quick thinking, eight other Israelis are also alive today. Shuki shares his story with us, as well as how he and others plan to keep on living, and keep on rejoicing, in Israel, thanks to IFCJ and our faithful supporters.
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Faces of Iron: Galina 

Stand for Israel  |  June 4, 2024
“This is our land. We belong here.” This is what Galina always believed. Then, on October 7th, the Hamas terror attacks took from this elderly Jewish woman what she cared for most—her beloved daughter, Zina. In the difficult days and months since, the support of IFCJ and our caring supporters has helped provide comfort and lifesaving care to Galina and so many others in Israel like her.
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Faces of Iron: Noa 

Stand for Israel  |  June 4, 2024
An IDF veteran and strong young Israeli woman, Noa attended the Nova music festival near the Gaza border to run away from the noise of the world for a weekend. Instead, she ended up running for her life as terrorists attacked. Noa tells her story—of the friends she lost, of her own survival, and of how in the months since she has found strength and hope from IFCJ and our faithful friends.
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Faces of Iron: Mira 

Stand for Israel  |  June 4, 2024
“At times like this, I appreciate even more the assistance.” October 7th was certainly a time such as this. Once upon a time, Mira and her mother survived the Babi Yar Massacre and the Holocaust. And as an elderly Jewish woman in Israel, Mira survived the Hamas attacks. In the years before—and especially in the months since—help from IFCJ and our loving supporters has helped Mira not only survive, but thrive.