Israel 2008

November 22, 2008

Sderot and Nitzan

Page 10

New Orleans Jewish Federation Mission

November 12-23, 2008

Play Ground Caterpillar Bomb shelter


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Sderot City

Near Gaza. Playgroud with Caterpillar Bomb Shelters

Michael in red shirt

Sderot - downtown

Sky in Sderot

Media Center



Sderot is the only city in a western democracy today to experience daily rocket fire for the past 8 years.


No other city in the 21st century has undergone what the residents of Sderot and the Western Negev face on a day to day basis: rockets attacks, red alerts, and the psychological trauma which results with each attack


Since the disengagement in August 2005, over 7,000 rockets have been launched from Gaza to Sderot and the Western Negev. In total, over 10,000 Palestinian missiles have been fired at Sderot and the western Negev since 2001.


Close to 600 Israelis have been injured and tens killed in the region.


Because our media center is located in Sderot the staff, actually experience the devastation and shock of these rocket attacks along with the residents here.


The Sderot Media Center aims to convey this dangerous situation to the international and Israeli community through media documentation and investigative journalism.


In addition, our movie productions, photo exhibits, and arts projects, are placing Sderot in the forefront of social awareness and concern.

Quassam Rockets

Media Center

Gush Katif

Gush Katif was a bloc of 17 Israeli Settlements in the Southern Gaza Strip. In August 2005, the 8,000 residents of Gush Katif were forcefully evicted from the area and their homes demolished as part of Israel's unilateral disengagement plan.

Gush Katif Musium

Gush Katif - FormerResident

Resettlement is underway

Lunch at Nitzan

Serious eating

Pizza and Ice Cream

Restaurant in Nitzan

Our Bus


Janice - Pizza and Ice Cream in Nitzan


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