Jerusalem, Israel -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/17/2013 -- The Israel News Agency, on the eve of Yom Kippur, wishes the Jewish nation a healthy, happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year.
"On this Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people, we find the State of Israel as a democratic island of tranquility in a region of great instability," says Joel Leyden, publisher of the Israel News Agency.
"Forty years ago the Arab nation attacked Israel in what is known as the Yom Kippur War. Against all odds Israel defeated this effort to annihilate the only true and successful democracy in the Middle-East. Israel today serves as an example of all that is good - from providing hi-tech and health care products to humanitarian missions throughout the world. Today, Israel is treating injured Syrian refugees who are among those who survived massacres that murdered over 100,000 Syrians."
"Today, as we repent for all of our sins, children in Israel hold gas masks, prepared for a Syrian, Iranian missile strike. The Israeli nation which has always strived for peace, prays for peace on this Yom Kippur," says Leyden.
In following the customs and traditions of Yom Kippur, the Israel News Agency is asking everyone for their forgiveness for any negative act or insult that we may have caused you during the past year intentionally, or even unintentionally! This does not apply to Hamas, Islamic Jihad, al-Qaeda, the government of Iran, Bashar al-Assad and those who prevent equal access to children.
May G-d bless you all, G'mar Chatima Tova. May you and Israel be inscribed for a happy, peaceful, healthy and prosperous New Year! And to our Christian friends, come visit Israel - our smiles, our beaches, our shared values, our mutual history and holy sites await you.
About The Israel News Agency
The Israel News Agency was created in 1995 to provide accurate and timely on-line news from Israel in times of crisis. The Israel News Agency disseminates direct news feeds from the Israel Government Press Office, Prime Minister's Office, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel Ministry of Defense, the Israel Defense Forces, the Israel Ministry of Trade and the Israel Ministry of Tourism to a global audience. Information presented on the Israel News Agency Web site is considered Fair Use public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested. Articles and opinions expressed in the Israel News Agency reflect the thoughts of individual writers and do not necessarily reflect those of the views of other staff writers and the publisher of the Israel News Agency.
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