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Federations Answer the Call

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/federations_answer_the_call_20020405

In a campaign reminiscent of one undertaken during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, when Israel's survival was at stake, the North American federation system is hoping to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for Israel in the coming months. Robert Schrayer, chair of the United Jewish Appeal Federation Campaign of the United Jewish Communities (UJC), said the situation in Israel now "may be even more drastic than things were in 1973." "It's different because it's a different kind of conflict, but just as serious, if not more so," he said.

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